2019 Cover2 Award winners

Cover2 Awards

Thursday night’s Season 7 finale of Cover2 culminated with the announcements of the annual Cover2 awards, honoring the best that Hawaii high school football had to offer in 2019.

Over 200,000 votes were cast on the KHON2 website to help select our winners.

Here are the 2019 Cover2 award winners. Click on the links to see the reaction of each winner, as well as the past winners of each respective award:

Chad Owens Award – Special Teams Player of the Year

Vincent Terrell, Punahou

Herman Wedemeyer Award – “Iron Man” of the Year

Kilohana Haasenritter, Hilo

Olin Kreutz Award – Lineman of the Year

Tuipulotu Lai, Lahainaluna

Coach of the Year

David Tautofi, Kaimuki

Manti Teo Award – Defensive Player of the Year

Nick Herbig, Saint Louis

Tommy Kaulukukui Award – Offensive Player of the Year

Jayden de Laura, Saint Louis

Marcus Mariota Award – State Player of the Year

Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, Campbell

COVER2 AWARDS HISTORY – PAST WINNERS

MARCUS MARIOTA AWARD
Player of the Year
2018: Faatui Tuitele, DL, Saint Louis
2017: Chevan Cordeiro, QB, Saint Louis
2016: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis
2015: Vavae Malepeai, RB, Mililani

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Chevan Cordeiro – 2017 Mariota Award Winner

TOMMY KAULUKUKUI AWARD
Offensive Player of the Year
2018: Dillon Gabriel, QB, Mililani
2017: Kahale Huddleston, RB, Hilo
2016: Taulia Tagovailoa, QB, Kapolei
2015: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis
2014: McKenzie Milton, QB, Mililani
2013: Larry Tuileta, QB, Punahou; Bobby Lum, RB, Hawaii Prep

Tua Tagovailoa – 2015 Kaulukukui Award Winner

MANTI TE’O AWARD
Defensive Player of the Year
2018: Jordan Botelho, LB, Saint Louis
2017: Kana’i Mauga, DE, Waianae
2016: Kekaula Kaniho, DB, Kahuku
2015: Isaac Slade Matautia, LB, Saint Louis
2014: Ofa Fahiua, LB, Hilo
2013: Keli’i Padello, DE, Mililani; Hercules Mata’afa, LB, Lahainaluna

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Kana’i Mauga – 2017 Te’o Award Winner

OLIN KREUTZ AWARD
Lineman of the Year
2018: Sama Paama, OL/DL, Kaimuki
2017: Faatui Tuitele, DL, Saint Louis
2016: Mo Unutoa, OL, Kapaa
2015: Michael Eletise, OL, Kaiser
2014: Fred Ulu-Perry, OL, Saint Louis

CHAD OWENS AWARD
Special Teams Player of the Year
2018: Mika Makekau, PK, ‘Iolani
2017: Sekope Latu, P, Kahuku
2016: Stokes Nihipali-Botelho, KR, Kahuku
2015: Keala Santiago, KR, Kahuku
2014: Ranan Mammiya, KR, Farrington

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Keala Santiago – 2015 Owens Award Winner

HERMAN WEDEMEYER AWARD
Two-Way Player of the Year
2018: Senituli Punivai, QB/LB, Castle
2017: Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa, DB/WR, Campbell
2016: Christian Mejia, DE/TE, Kailua; Kesi Ah-Hoy, DB/RB, Kahuku
2015: La’akea Kaho’ohanohano Davis, WR/DB, Baldwin
2014: Salanoa-Alo Wily, RB/DT, Kahuku
2013: Fitou Fisiahi, RB/LB, Kaiser

Herman Wedemeyer Award - "Iron Man" of the Year
Senituli Punivai – 2018 Wedemeyer Award Winner

COACH OF THE YEAR
2018: Garret Tihada, Lahainaluna
2017: Cal Lee, Saint Louis
2016: Vavae Tata, Kahuku
2015: Vavae Tata, Kahuku
2014: Kale Ane, Punahou
2013: Rod York, Mililani

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Cal Lee – 2017 Cover2 Coach of the Year Award Winner

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