Cover2 Awards watch list revealed on eve of kickoff to ’16 season

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Two-hundred-fifty-seven days after Kahuku captured the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) State Championship with a win over Saint Louis, Hawaii high school football returns on opening weekend with 13 games taking place Friday and Saturday across the Aloha state.

The following “Cover2 100” preseason awards watch lists were created by Cover2 executive producer and host Rob DeMello, co-host Sam Spangler, and Cover2 analysts representing Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai, based on past performance, summer combine results and future potential.

There are seven awards annually that are handed out on the season finale of Cover2.

  • MARCUS MARIOTA AWARD – Player of the Year
  • TOMMY KAULUKUKUI AWARD – Offensive Player of the Year
  • MANTI TE’O AWARD – Defensive Player of the Year
  • OLIN KREUTZ AWARD – Lineman of the Year
  • HERMAN WEDEMEYER AWARD – Two-Way Player of the Year
  • CHAD OWENS AWARD – Special Teams Player of the Year
  • COACH OF THE YEAR

Watch lists featuring 100 players were created for four of the awards: the Kaulukukui, Te’o, Kreutz, and Owens awards.

Cover2 Season 4 premieres Thursday, Sept. 1, at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2.

All future episodes, as well as episodes from previous seasons, are available on KHON2.com.“The Cover2 100” KAULUKUKUI AWARD – Offensive Player of the Year

  • Alakai Yuen – Moanalua – QB
  • Austin Ewing – Konawaena – QB
  • Billy Masima – Kaimuki – RB
  • Brian Pascua – Iolani – RB
  • Challen Faamatu – Farrington – RB
  • Chayce Akaka – Baldwin – QB
  • Dillon Gabriel – Mililani – QB
  • Donovan Defang – RB – Lahainaluna
  • Ethan Takeyama – Punahou – WR
  • Harmon Brown – Kahuku – RB
  • Isaiah Freeney – Waianae – WR
  • Javen Towne – Waianae – RB
  • Jimmy Gonsalves – Saint Louis – RB
  • Justin Uahinui – Farrington – QB
  • Kesi Ah-Hoy – Kahuku – RB
  • Kurt Napolean – Kapaa – QB
  • Leelan Oasay – Saint Louis – WR
  • Nick Kapule – Punahou – QB
  • Reyson Ching – Konawaena -WR
  • Ryan Ramones – Moanalua – WR
  • Tai-John Mizutani – Iolani – QB
  • Taulia Tagovailoa – Kapolei – QB
  • Thomas “Boogie” Yam – Kamehameha – QB
  • TJ Tautolo – Farrington – RB
  • Tua Tagovailoa – Saint Louis – QB (2015 WINNER)

MANTI TE’O AWARD – Defensive Player of the Year

  • Aaron Faumui – Radford – LB
  • Aaron Woo – Punahou – DB
  • Christian Mejia – Kailua – DL
  • Dylan Toilolo – Saint Louis – LB
  • Faatui Tuitele – Saint Louis – DL
  • Feleti Afemui – Maui – LB
  • Frank Steffany – McKinley – LB
  • Gage Asing – Aiea – DB
  • Helam Baldomero – Iolani – DB
  • Iosefo Noga – Saint Louis – DB
  • Isaac Slade-Matautia – Saint Louis – LB (2015 WINNER)
  • Jalen Saole – Saint Louis – DB
  • Kaualana Makaula – Punahou – DB
  • Kekaula Kaniho – Kahuku – DB
  • Kelsen “Paka” Cacoulidis – Konawaena – DL
  • Mana Kupihea – Kapaa – LB
  • Miki Suguturaga – Punahou – DL
  • Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa – Kapolei – DL
  • Nakoa Pauole – Kamehameha – DL
  • Pono Duarte – KS-Maui – LB
  • Rocky Savea – Kapolei – LB
  • Seyddrick Lakalaka – Punahou – LB
  • Sipa Leafa – Radford – DB
  • Stokes Botelho – Kahuku – DB
  • Takaamoatoa Lautaha – Saint Francis – DL/LB
  • William Tam – Pac 5 – LB

KREUTZ AWARD – Lineman of the Year

  • Alekisanita Vimahi – Kahuku – DL
  • Andre Vaivela – Baldwin – DL
  • Andrew Aleki – Kamehameha – DL
  • Arasi Mose – Saint Louis – OL
  • Ben Likio – Roosevelt – OL/DL
  • Ethan Muagututia – Campbell – DL
  • Isaiah Tufaga – Saint Louis – DL
  • Isaac Pascua – Nanakuli – OL
  • Jack-Eli Tufono – Punahou – OL/DL
  • Jacob Fiaai Barrett – Nanakuli – OL
  • Jared Paranada – Baldwin – OL
  • John McFall – Waianae – OL
  • Julius Buelow – Damien – OL
  • Justin Banagan-Brock – Konawaena – OL
  • Khain Viliamu – Waipahu – OL
  • Makai Mossman – KS-Maui – OL
  • Michael Minihan – Saint Louis – OL
  • Mo Unotoa – Kapaa – OL
  • Noah Williams  – Mililani – OL
  • Noah-Falcon Kaumatule – Punahou – DL
  • Onesimus Clarke – Waianae – OL
  • Poa Moananu – Farrington – OL
  • Samson Reed – Kahuku – DL
  • Singilau Pututau – Saint Francis – OL
  • Sione Veikoso – Kailua – OL
  • Tainano Gaulua – Farrington – DL
  • Vili Fisiiahi – Kahuku – OL

CHAD OWENS AWARD – Special Teams Player of the Year

  • Adam Stack – Kamehameha – PK
  • Andrew Kaufusi – Kaiser – KR
  • Andrew Martinson – Punahou – UTIL
  • Brody Padilla – Pearl City – UTIL
  • Charles Watson – Leilehua – UTIL
  • Clifton Oliver – Kapaa – PK
  • Cody Taniguchi – Waimea – P
  • Ezra Savea – Kapolei – UTIL
  • Jaden Richardson – Kalaheo – UTIL
  • Jaemi Harris – Kalani – UTIL
  • Jaisten Cabatbat – KS-Hawaii – PK
  • Jeremy McGoldrick – Castle – KR
  • Jonah Pono Luis-Mateo – Saint Francis – KR
  • Judd Cockett – Punahou – KR
  • Kaimana Cameron – Damien – PK
  • Keyshawn Ching – Kealakehe – UTIL
  • Lancen Kuni – Waialua – UTIL
  • Makoa Andres – Waiakea – UTIL
  • Noah Taiese – Aiea – KR
  • Sekope Lutu Latu – Kahuku – P
  • Shawn Borges – Damien – UTIL

Below is a list of past Cover2 winners (Note: 2013 had Division I and Division II winners):Marcus Mariota Award – Player of the Year

2015

  • Vavae Malepeai – RB – Mililani

Tommy Kaulukukui Award – Offensive Player of the Year

2013

  • Larry “Tui” Tuileta QB – Punahou
  • Bobby Lum – RB – Hawaii Preparatory Academy

2014

  • McKenzie Milton – QB – Mililani

2015

  • Tua Tagovailoa – QB – Saint Louis

Manti Te’o Award – Defensive Player of the Year

2013

  • Keli’i “KK” Padello – DE – Mililani
  • Hercules Mata’afa – LB – Lahainaluna

2014

  • Ofa Fahiua – LB – Hilo

2015

  • Isaac Slade-Matautia – LB – Saint Louis

Olin Kreutz Award – Down Lineman of the Year

2014

  • Fred Ulu-Perry – OL – Saint Louis

2015

  • Michael Eletise – OL – Kaiser

Chad Owens Award – Special Teams Player of the Year

2014

  • Ranan Mamiya – KR – Farrington

2015

  • Keala Santiago – KR – Kahuku

Herman Wedemeyer Award – Two-Way Player of the Year

2013

  • Fitou Fisiiahi – RB/LB – Kaiser

2014

  • Salanoa-Alo Wily – RB/DT – Kahuku

2015

  • La’akea Kaho’ohanohano-Davis – WR/DB – Baldwin

Coach of the Year

2013

  • Rod York – Mililani

2014

  • Kale Ane – Punahou

2015

  • Vavae Tata – Kahuku

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