The Cover2 team sends special shakas to this week’s most valuable players.
Billy Hull: Hawaii high school football programs that took their teams to play games on the mainland.
Jordan Helle: Lahainaluna graduate and defensive end Mitchell Loewen for making the 53-man active roster for the New Orleans Saints.
Editor’s Note: Nine Hawaii high school graduates are on active rosters for the NFL’s opening weekend.
- Eagles: Kamu Grugier-Hill – Kamehameha LB *Captain
- 49ers: DeForest Buckner – Punahou DL
- Marcus Mariota – Saint Louis QB *Captain
- Kamalei Correa – Saint Louis LB
- Manti Teo – Punahou LB
- Max Unger – Hawaii Preparatory Academy C *Captain
- Mitchell Loewen – Lahainaluna DL
- Texans: Kaimi Fairbairn – Punahou PK
- Redskins: Shawn Lauvao – Farrington OL
Ren Clayton: The Kalaheo Mustangs are 2-2 to start the season. The Mustangs have not had a winning season since 2010.
Rob DeMello: Without Sam Spangler, Cover2 wouldn’t exist. While he’s no longer on the desk, he’ll still be a part of the show from Kona.