Mililani Puts 15 On Red West Football All-Star Teams

The afterglow of Mililani’s 2013 football season still warms the team with the recent unveiling of OIA’s Red West All-Star teams. A league-high 15 Trojans earned either First or Second Team honors.

The Trojans finished 11-2 this fall under head coach Rod York en route to winning the OIA Red title with a riveting 31-6 victory over Farrington. Mililani also made it to the championship game of the Division I state tournament, where they were edged by Punahou, 28-22. York was named OIA Red West co-Coach of the Year with Campbell’s Amosa Amosa.

Mililani had the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in lineman Kelii Padello. Trojan running back Vavae Malepeai was OIA Red West Offensive Player of the Year, an honor he shared with Campbell quarterback Isaac Hurd.

Joining Malepeai on the First Team Offense were teammates Bronson Ader and Jordan Agasiva, while wide receiver Kainoa Wilson, and linemen Andru Tovi and Derrick Fetui Suapaia earned Second Team Offense honors. The Trojan offense averaged 369 yards and 35 points per game in 13 games.

In addition to Padello, Mililani had five other players – lineman Rex Manu, linebackers Dayton Furuta and Jacob Afele, defensive backs Ian Namu and Mata Leota – earn First Team Defense honors.

Lineman Tamatoa Silva and defensive backs Jaren Zadlo and Jason Cardines were Second Team Defense picks. Earning Honorable Mention were McKenzie Milton, Bronson Ramos, Brett D’amato, Taylor Dizon-Fernandez, Blake Kondo and Sheldon Aki Jr.

Defensive Back Leejay Lauti was named to the First Team from Leilehua, which finished 6-4 (3-3 in the Red West). Running back Ikaika Piceno made the Second Team.

Mules Mack Eberhardt, Kendrick Nunes, Dustin Ancheta Maeda, Toma Savea, Siaosi Haunga, Keaka Paredes, Torenzo Vereen, Allan Lagaaia, Soga Eli, Alema Schmidt, Sione Haunga, Deshaun Osborne, Will Pule and Steven Elam all earned Honorable Mention.

In Division II, Waialua had four players named as Second Team All-Stars.

Linemen Kaimi Kamai and Bradley Malinay were named to the Offensive team, while Kaimana Eguires and Taleon Lele made the Second Team as defensive backs.

Honorable Mentions went to Waialua’s Caelan Alejandro, Kebi Dellatan, Jacob Casey, Xavier Repollo, Mila Lele, Thomas Pule, Sam Leigh, Gage Baptista, Kapono Domincil-Kamai, Aaron Nunez, Tala Talauega, Josiah Kalama, Noah Alfanta-Lii, Joseph Roland, Micah Lunasco, Stanton Nahooikaika, Dustin Ibrao and Jarrett Felix.