2019 DIVISION II »  Open Division  »  Division I


Lunas headline All-Hawaii Division II Football picks

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Offensive Player of the Year: Joshua Tihada, Lahainaluna

Defensive Player of the Year: Tuipulotu Lai, Lahainaluna

Coach of the Year: David Tautofi, Kaimuki


FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Matthew Baltazar

Kapaa  •  Sr
OL  •  5'10  270

TJ Galoia

Lahainaluna  •  Jr
OL  •  6'1  280

Santana Hernandez-Martinez

Kapaa  •  So
OL  •  6'1  215

Daniel Moefu-Tautofi

Kaimuki  •  Sr
OL  •  6'0  270

Hookipa Sakalia

Lahainaluna  •  Jr
OL  •  5'11  275

Jayden Maiava

Kaimuki  •  So
QB  •  6'4  210

Naomas Asuega-Fualaau

Kaimuki  •  Sr
RB  •  5'10  210

Joshua Tihada

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
RB  •  5'9  185

Chase Akana

Roosevelt  •  Sr
WR  •  5'10  145

Koby Moananu

Kaimuki  •  Jr
WR  •  6'0  170

Mason Yoshino

Kaiser  •  Jr
WR  •  5'8  150

Kahanu Davis

Kapaa  •  Sr
UT  •  6'0  175

DEFENSE

Kaeo Akana

Roosevelt  •  So
DL  •  6'4  190

Joshua Baltazar

Kapaa  •  Jr
DL  •  6'1  280

Joseph Chin

Kaiser  •  Sr
DL  •  6'0  230

Tuipulotu Lai

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
DL  •  6'2  290

Nainoa Irish

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
LB  •  5'11  175

Kaulana Kaluna

Kaimuki  •  Sr
LB  •  5'9  210

Shepherd Kekahuna

Roosevelt  •  Sr
LB  •  5'10  195

Kaihulali Casco

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
DB  •  6'1  190

Izayah Chartrand-Penera

KS-Hawaii  •  Sr
DB  •  6'1  155

Dre Falls

Kaiser  •  Sr
DB  •  5'8  140

Koby Moananu

Kaimuki  •  Jr
DB  •  6'0  170

Nikki Kamelamela

Kapaa  •  Sr
UT  •  5'11  190

SPECIALISTS

Kyler Halvorsen

Kaiser  •  Jr
K  •  5'11  160

Conor Hunt

Hawaii Prep  •  Sr
P  •  5'11  180

Shepherd Kekahuna

Roosevelt  •  Sr
RET  •  5'10  195

Tiliti Adams

KS-Maui  •  Sr
AP  •  5'11  165

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Sky Ogata, Roosevelt - Sr • 5'9  160
RB: Baba Na-O, Kapaa - Jr • 5'8  165
RB: Izaiah Pilanca-Emmsley, Kau - Jr •   
WR: Izayah Chartrand-Penera, KS-Hawaii - Sr • 6'1  155
WR: Kai Hoekstra, Waialua - Jr • 6'2  170
WR: Kaulana Kaluna, Kaimuki - Sr • 5'9  210
OL: Skylar Kaliikane-McMoore, Pearl City - Sr • 6'2  280
OL: Lafaele Matautia, Nanakuli - Sr • 6'0  250
OL: Rylend Nobriga, Lahainaluna - Sr • 6'2  285
OL: TJ Posulai, Roosevelt - Sr • 6'5  295
OL: Kawika Rogers, Kapaa - So • 6'4  275
UT: Trey Hunter, Kekaulike - Sr • 6'0  185

DEFENSE

DL: Keneke Gusman, Roosevelt - Sr • 5'9  195
DL: Delson Marshal Kahahane Nurial Dacalio, KS-Hawaii - Jr • 6'2  175
DL: KJ Navarez, Kaimuki - So • 5'7  214
DL: Matthew Rabino, Lahainaluna - Sr • 6'0  210
LB: Laitin Bradley, PAC-5 - Sr • 5'11  195
LB: Wilde Germano, KS-Hawaii - Sr • 5'11  220
LB: Jordan Neufeldt, Kalaheo - Sr • 6’3  230
DB: Kapena Gushiken, KS-Maui - Sr • 5'10  160
DB: Kaiola Lingaton, Kapaa - Jr • 5'8  155
DB: Joshua Luiz, KS-Hawaii - Jr • 5'8  140
DB: Brysen Rickard, Lahainaluna - Sr • 6'0  170
UT: Isaac Kaleikau, Roosevelt - Sr • 5'10  170

SPECIALISTS

K: Kurt Kawamoto, Kaimuki - So • 5'7  138
P: Kawelo Huddy, Waimea - Sr • 6'0  165
RET: Tre Rickard, Lahainaluna - Jr • 5'7  140
AP: Laakea Gonsalves, Kapaa - Sr • 5'9  145

HONORABLE MENTION

Quarterbacks: Sedric Crawford (Nanakuli), Tresten Shigematsu (Waimea)

Running backs: Nathaniel Balangitao (Kalani), Mitchel Camacho (Roosevelt), Tahj Hauhio (Nanakuli), Kali Kuhaulua (Kekaulike), Myka Kukahiwa (Roosevelt), Micah Mahiai (KS-Hawaii), David Martinez (Pahoa), Storm Quilinderino (Waialua)

Receivers: Makoa Aurello (KS-Hawaii), Kai Bookland (Lahainaluna), Isaiah Cruz-Ameperosa (Pearl City), Joshua Gleason (Pearl City), Duke Palma (Pahoa), Karsyn Pupunu (KS-Maui), Malu Ralston (Kauai), Makani Smith-Kemfort (KS-Maui), Isahn Ulanday (Waimea)

Offensive utility: Ian Canute (PAC-5), Kawelo Huddy (Waimea), Hanohano Kuhaulua (Kapaa), Justyce Lacar (Waialua), Jordan Neufeldt (Kalaheo), Derek Perez (Lahainaluna), Michael Perry (KS-Hawaii), Austin Wilson (KS-Hawaii)

Offensive line: Kieran Gabriel (Kaiser), Tim Ioane (Kalani), Michael Kalalau (KS-Maui), Christian Keawe (Roosevelt), Nicholas Kron (Lahainaluna), Maximus Merseburgh (Kapaa), Jayden Mizumoto-Manuel (Waimea), Ricky Wells (Kaimuki)

Defensive line: Helmut Baschleben Finau (Kekaulike), Tysyn Estrella (Lahainaluna), Brady Faauliuli (Pearl City), Kunia Kalani-Kaeha (Pahoa), Luke Kaniho (KS-Hawaii), Puatasi Komiti (Kaimuki), Jake Lambden (Kapaa), Tali Moe (Waimea), Cameron Vaivai (Nanakuli)

Linebackers: Jeffery Brown (Kapaa), Kekailoa Cajudoy (Lahainaluna), Taylor Eckart (KS-Hawai), Titus Fuiava (Waialua), Cory Goias-Soares (Waimea), Dane Ishibashi (PAC-5), Kody Kikuyama (Pearl City), Cavin Lime (Kaiser), Randy McCabe (Nanakuli), Stetson Telles-Kelekoma (Kapaa), Slade Teshima (KS-Maui)

Defensive backs: Justin Baker (PAC-5), Kama Espinda (PAC-5), Alex Heim (PAC-5), Peyton Kajiyama (KS-Hawaii), Raphee Khae-Chawat (Kapaa), Justin Lina (Hawaii Prep), Josh Maikui (Roosevelt), Rayce Manriki (Kalani), Aalona Monteilh (Roosevelt), Jeran Paleka (Kapaa), Jesse Stroede (Kaiser), Makoa Vanaman (Waimea), Matthew Williams (Kaimuki)

Defensive utility: Ethan Domen (Kaiser), Zyan Caravalho (Kohala)

Kickers: Elijah Dinkel (KS-Hawaii), Thor Ventura (Kekaulike)

Returners: Zhane Ellazar-Ching (Kohala), Aaron Velasco (McKinley), Dylan Yadao (Waialua)

All-purpose: Joshua Arcayena (PAC-5), Keola Bright (Nanakuli), Kyler Dicion (Waialua), Jonah Faasoa (Kaimuki), Nainoa Kulukulualani-Sales (Lahainaluna), Kayde Mahuka (Waialua), Devon Sa-Chisolm (Lahainaluna), Max Torcia-Burke (PAC-5), Zion Williams (McKinley), Samuel Wirtz (Waialua)

Other coaches that received consideration: Bobby Watson/Dean Rickard (Lahainaluna)

Offensive Player of the Year: Joshua Tihada, Lahainaluna, RB, Sr.
The Lunas got a four-peat as well as a repeat.

Tihada takes the award for the second straight year after powering Lahainaluna to its fourth straight Division II state championship.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back ran for a blistering 1,621 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2019, but he was most efficient when his team needed him the most.

In an MIL second-round game against Kamehameha-Maui, Tihada ran for two second-half scores to break open a 17-all game. He totaled 292 rushing yards on 37 carries in the 31-17 win.

Tihada surpassed that mark in the state title game against Kapaa when he ran 36 times for 310 yards and three scores in a 21-10 victory.


Defensive Player of the Year: Tuipulotu Lai, Lahainaluna, DL, Sr.
His statistics won't jump out at you, but make no mistakes about it, Tuipulotu was the anchor of the Lunas' defense.

The 6-foot-2, 290-pound interior lineman in Lahainaluna's three-man front did what all great linemen do: occupy multiple blockers.

Lai's presence in the trenches helped free things up for linebackers to make plays on opposing ball carriers.

He has scholarship offers from BYU and Northern Arizona.


Coach of the Year: David Tautofi, Kaimuki

It was a season to remember for the Bulldogs.

Under Tautofi's guidance, Kaimuki captured its first OIA title since 2010 in late October with a 27-24 win on a game-ending field goal over reigning champion Roosevelt.

Although low in numbers — sometimes suiting up just 22 players — the Bulldogs were competitive in every game they participated in 2019, which included a 34-24 road loss to Division-I state runner-up Iolani.