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Waipahu sweeps Division I All-Hawaii awards

The Marauders' RB Alfred Failauga and DB Deacon Kapea were playmakers for state champion Waipahu. ScoringLive photo illustration

Offensive Player of the Year: Alfred Failauga, Waipahu

Defensive Player of the Year: Deacon Kapea, Waipahu

Coach of the Year: Bryson Carvalho, Waipahu


FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Lawaia Enos

Hilo  •  Sr
OL  •  6'0  200

Josiah Enos

Castle  •  Jr
OL  •  6'3  265

Noah Enrico

Moanalua  •  Sr
OL  •  5'10  208

Savior Iaulualo

Waipahu  •  Sr
OL  •  6'0  265

Josiah Megallon

Maui  •  Sr
OL  •  5'8  215

Nick Au

Moanalua  •  Sr
QB  •  5'7  150

Alfred Failauga

Waipahu  •  Jr
RB  •  5'11  183

Naia Nakamoto

Maui  •  Jr
RB  •  5'10  210

Fiki Aguiar

Hilo  •  Jr
WR  •  5'10  145

Zacharia Kalahiki-Basque

Aiea  •  Sr
WR  •  5'11  170

Carter Kamana

Iolani  •  Jr
WR  •  6'1  172

Senituli Punivai

Castle  •  Sr
UT  •  5'8  170

DEFENSE

Tupu Alualu

Moanalua  •  Sr
DL  •  6'1  300

Kealii Barrett

Waipahu  •  Jr
DL  •  6'3  271

Viliami Makoni

Maui  •  Sr
DL  •  6'0  270

Atu Falekaono

Maui  •  Sr
LB  •  5'10  245

Fiva Tulafale

Waipahu  •  Jr
LB  •  6'3  231

Kalen White

Hilo  •  Jr
LB  •  5'9  190

Elijah Apao

Hilo  •  Jr
DB  •  5'5  145

Zeondre Benjamin

Waipahu  •  Sr
DB  •  6'1  215

Trequan Henderson

Moanalua  •  Sr
DB  •  5'9  160

Deacon Kapea

Waipahu  •  Sr
DB  •  5'10  200

Kyler Mento

Iolani  •  Sr
DB  •  5'7  155

Lanakila Pei

Iolani  •  Jr
UT  •  5'9  171

SPECIALISTS

Mika Makekau

Iolani  •  Sr
K  •  5'7  164

Akoni Tom-Makue

Leilehua  •  Sr
P  •  5'11  160

Trequan Henderson

Moanalua  •  Sr
RET  •  5'9  160

Guyson Ogata

Hilo  •  Jr
AP  •  5'7  160

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SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Jonah Chong, Iolani - Jr • 5'10  150
RB: Kaua Nishigaya, Iolani - Sr • 5'5  164
RB: Bishop Wickes, Baldwin - Sr • 5'9  180
WR: Jeremy Evans, Leilehua - Sr • 6'4  185
WR: Matthew Fiesta, Waipahu - Sr • 5'8  160
WR: Rudy Kealohi, Moanalua - Jr • 5'8  150
OL: Kaua Awana, Kealakehe - Sr • 6'0  260
OL: Adrian Filoi, Leilehua - Jr • 6'2  285
OL: Akihiro Iwakiri, Iolani - Sr • 5'9  200
OL: Tonga Kaufusi, Waipahu - Sr • 6'0  250
OL: Edwin Marcos, Maui - So • 6'1  260
UT: Logan Lauti, Damien - Jr • 5'8  175

DEFENSE

DL: Sione Lolohea, Maui - Jr • 6'5  280
DL: Shayden Molina, Iolani - So • 6'0  224
DL: Abraham Montero, Waipahu - Sr • 6'3  251
LB: Vitale Afoa, Leilehua - Jr • 5'11  250
LB: Braedan Halili, Damien - Sr • 5'10  185
LB: Micah Kim, Moanalua - Jr • 5'10  188
LB: Leighton Russell, Kailua - Sr • 6'0  185
LB: Lyle Silva, Hilo - Fr • 5'8  155
DB: Keanu Kekawa, Moanalua - So • 5'8  155
DB: Kellen Robins-Beers, Damien - Jr • 5'10  165
DB: Randen Siavii, Leilehua - Sr • 5'10  170
UT: Kahiau Walker, Hilo - Sr • 5'10  160

SPECIALISTS

K: Akoni Tom-Makue, Leilehua - Sr • 5'11  160
P: Luke Palalay, Moanalua - Jr • 5'10  150
RET: Branson Jay Reyes, Waipahu - Sr • 5'7  145
AP: Mone Tongi, Maui - Jr • 5'10  205

HONORABLE MENTION

Quarterbacks: Laa Asuega-Stark (Baldwin), Jorden Himalaya (Kealakehe), Cody Marques (Waipahu), Kyan Miyasato (Hilo), Max Nichols (Leilehua)

Running backs: Elijah Kahele (Kealakehe), James McGary (Leilehua), Kaleo Ramos (Hilo), Samson Rasay (Kailua)

Receivers: Kalae Akui (Hilo), Carson Dean (Radford), Dorian Furtado (Leilehua), Ezra Grace (Moanalua), Mitchell Hirose (Maui), Kainoa Jones (Kealakehe), Rayden Kaneshiro (Iolani), Kili-Scott Madrid (Baldwin), Jonah Miyazawa (Iolani), Javon Monico (Moanalua), Paul Omenegbar (Castle), CJ Paleafei (Moanalua), Branson Jay Reyes (Waipahu), Lindon Sevilleja (Damien), Saxon Tote (Waipahu)

Offensive line: Cody AhNee (Keaau), Tima Ata (Waipahu), Jaden Degala (Maui), Josiah De Freitas (Nanakuli), Keiki Kalima (Kailua), Shea Kedekin (Kealakehe), Mana Koehler (Castle), Dylan Mahuna (Baldwin), Darrellson Masaniai (Radford), Ryan Nishizaki (Iolani), Orlando Pagan (Kailua), Kilo Scanlan (Iolani), Willis Sison (Aiea), Kymani Sombelon (Maui), Shannon Torres (Waiakea), Setu Vole (Kealakehe)

Offensive utility: Aalona Aleka (Nanakuli), Fabian Bautista (Aiea), Torryn Kauhaahaa-Sulusi (Maui), Lexsen Kunukau (Nanakuli), Kalani Piltz (Kealakehe)

Defensive line: Kayden Alameda (Hilo), Malaefono Ale (Moanalua), Jett Buffet (Damien), Jaeden Chow (Leilehua), Gambino Devoux (Waipahu), Solomon Farley (Kailua), Keiki Kalima (Kailua), Tysen Kaniaupio (Hilo), Buffalo Kruize (Moanalua), Josh Niro (Hilo), Menise Pase (Radford), Jonathan Pei (Aiea), Malik Rhines (Radford), Kalai Rosario (Waiakea), Malachi Semo (Baldwin), Fosi Ulima (Damien), Kaoha Wilson (Hilo), Raiden Wong (Castle)

Linebackers: Zachary Camanse (Waipahu), Jeremy Gonzalez (Maui), Jesse Kaohi (Moanalua), Trey Lualemaga (Kealakehe), Mana Price (Hilo), Manuele Pulusila (Waipahu), Luke Reyes (Waipahu), Cameron Russell (Maui), Keanu Tilton (Castle), Jashawn Wakefield (Leilehua)

Defensive backs: Tarynce Antolin (Waipahu), Kevin Cacho (Maui), Micah Camat (Iolani), Trevor Cui-Anderson (Leilehua), Isaac Ignacio (Iolani), Klyson Kaiwi (Hilo), Warren Lagaaia (Leilehua), Kainalu Lewis (Hilo), Kelii Pelekane (Kealakehe), Micah Shikada (Iolani)

Defensive utility: Noble Ripley (Aiea), LJ Vongsy (Aiea), Stanley Wilbur (Keaau)

Kickers: Brycen Amorozo (Waipahu), Cheydon Costa (Castle), Griffin Motas (Moanalua)

Punters: Tarynce Antolin (Waipahu), Joshua Rosario (Hilo)

Returners: Kalei Akagi (Leilehua), Kyler Mento (Iolani), Bishop Wickes (Baldwin)

All purpose: Babu Capanang (Aiea), Jonathan Dalmacio (Damien), River Iaea (Damien), Austin Mogote (Aiea), Bruce Pakele (Castle), Matai Suitonu (Radford)

Other coaches that recieved consideration: Kaeo Drummondo (Hilo), Savaii Eselu (Moanalua), John Hao (Castle), James Kammerer (Maui)

The Waipahu football team earned the ultimate prize last Fall with its first state championship in school history.

It's only fitting that the Marauders swept the top awards in the ScoringLive Division I All-Hawaii selections.

Junior running back Alfred Failauga and senior safety Deacon Kapea earned Player of the Year honors for their efforts on their respective sides of the ball and fourth-year coach Bryson Carvalho is the Coach of the Year.



Offensive Player of the Year: Alfred Failauga, Waipahu, RB, Jr.
Failauga — who earned First Team Division II honors the past two seasons — did not finish as the state's leading-rusher after missing most of the regular season with a hand injury, but his return sparked a season turn-around.

The 5-foot-11, 183-pound running back rushed for 1,163 yards and 10 scores in nine games, reaching the century-mark seven times and in the Marauders' final six games of the season.

"He's your typical workhorse kind of guy," Iolani coach Wendell Look said of Failauga. "He gets better and stronger the more he touches the ball. He was able to put his team on his shoulders and carry them, literally."



Defensive Player of the Year: Deacon Kapea, Waipahu, DB, Sr.
When Failauga was out of the lineup, Kapea did a respectable job filling in as a running back with 279 yards and six touchdowns, but it was his nose for the ball in the secondary that made him an electrifying player.

Kapea matched Failauga's 10 rushing TDs with interceptions as the 5-foot-10, 200-pound safety totaled 10 picks, which included a hat-trick performance in the state semifinals against Iolani.

He also had a nose for the end zone with three interceptions that were taken back for a score. His final pick-six of the season gave the Marauders a 28-7 halftime lead over defending-state champ Hilo in the state title game.

"He's the epitome of what you'd want at the safety position," Hilo coach Kaeo Drummondo said of Kapea. "He's big and physical enough to come up in run support and rangy enough to play coverage over the top. He's also really instinctual and that was evident in the amount of interceptions he had."


Coach of the Year: Bryson Carvalho, Waipahu

Carvalho deserves credit for keeping the team stay focused throughout the course of the season despite a up-and-down regular season.

The Marauders loss four games during the newly-fashioned OIA-ILH interleague agreement, which included a 50-20 homecoming disaster to Leilehua in which Waipahu had a 13-12 lead at the half.

Instead of thinking about next year, the Marauders turned it around and avenged its loss to the Mules in a road playoff win. They than won the league title, avenged a 55-14 regular season loss to Iolani with a 20-19 come-from-behind win in the state tournament and then knocked off the defending state champions to win the koa trophy.