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SCOUTING REPORT: Despite constant double teams, Pagano had 41 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior, according to moanaluafootball.com. He had 10 tackles, including four for loss, against eventual state champion Kahuku. He grew several inches since his freshman year, and never stopped working on the field and in the weight room. That paid off in the summer of 2012, when he impressed recruiters at camps and wound up with more than 50 scholarship offers. FUN FACT: Pagano’s family lived in San Diego until he was 7, when his father was promoted and the ohana moved to Honolulu.

SCOUTING REPORT: Tulimaseali‘i finished a very close second in the voting for All-State Defensive Player of the Year. “His athleticism, the way he chased down our quarterback on an option play, the last time I saw something like that was in college (UH), Tony Brackens of Texas,” Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said. Kahuku coach Reggie Torres concurred: “We watched him on tape looking for a weakness, but he never stops, even when he’s combo-blocked.” FUN FACT: Tulimaseali‘i credits ministry work at church for helping him lose more than 20 pounds in the offseason.

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LINEBACKER

WILLIAMS
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TURNER
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PUNAHOU
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KAHUKU
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MILILANI
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6-3 WT. 238 CL. JR

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SCOUTING REPORT: Savaiinaea was the anchor of a defense that helped Punahou capture the ILH championship and reach the state final. He had six tackles, including two for loss, against Kahuku. The senior has been on the recruiting map for visiting coaches since his junior year, thanks to a prototype body, good motor and outstanding academics. At one HUB Senior Goodwill Game meal, a coach thought the outside linebacker was a lineman. FUN FACT: Savaiinaea played basketball until football became top priority during high school.

SCOUTING REPORT: The converted tight end played almost exclusively at defensive end until the OIA title game, when he lined up at tight end against Mililani and caught two touchdown passes. Kahuku coach Reggie Torres believes Williams’ ceiling is extremely high. “He’ll be one of the top linemen in the state next year. He’s got the size, quickness, hands and he gets off the ball quickly,” Torres said. “And he’s smart.” FUN FACT: Williams can cook. He uses fresh coconuts from the family farm to make palusami, a Samoan dish, from scratch.

SCOUTING REPORT: Turner’s versatility at defensive tackle and end were valuable, but he was also a clutch tight end with 11 receptions, including seven for touchdowns. “He’s a playmaker. Every time we played them, he caught a pass for a touchdown. He’s apt to making big plays,” Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said. “Talk about a motor, he plays at full speed. He really helped Mililani this year.” FUN FACT: Turner works out seven days a week, at the school or at 24-Hour Fitness. “I have to tell him to stay out of the gym and rest once in a while,” Trojans coach Rod York said.

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SCOUTING REPORT: With his length and speed, Thompson was a Red Raider with versatility and premium skills. “He’s a Mr. All-Around. He played wide receiver and safety, then went from safety to cornerback. He’s a lockdown corner,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. FUN FACTS: Thompson enjoys drawing tribal art and his favorite food is orange chicken from Panda Express. Thompson’s favorite player is former NBA star Clyde Drexler.

SCOUTING REPORT: Mohetau’s speed — he’s one of the OIA’s top hurdlers in track and field — was a major asset to Kahuku’s defensive scheme. He combined with Lasselle Thompson to form a cornerback tandem that was difficult to beat in solo coverage. “He’s a hard-working kid, a great kid,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. “And he’s a great student.” FUN FACT: “Bubba,” as he’s known to family and friends, is a member of Kahuku’s JROTC program.

SCOUTING REPORT: Falemalu’s versatility was a key factor in Kahuku’s stellar defense. “He’s an allaround guy who can line up in a three-point stance, play linebacker and safety, as well as offense,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. “He’s got great hands.” FUN FACT: Falemalu is a member of the Pacifica Club — an islandwide organization for Polynesian students — on campus. He also plays volleyball.

SCOUTING REPORT: Tapusoa was a ferocious playmaker in the middle of Kahuku’s dominant defense. “He’s our defensive leader, a guy who goes sideline to sideline,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. “He brings tenacity.” FUN FACT: Better known as “Ku-J” by family and friends, Tapusoa learned to play guitar from his father and was named best dancer for the school's senior hall of fame.

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YEAR W L T PF PA NOTES 2012 12 0 0 34.8 9.8 State D-I champion 2011* 9 1 0 25.1 6.8 State D-I champion 2010** 10 0 0 40.0 11.1 Disqualified 2009 12 1 0 30.5 12.4 State D-I runner up 2008 10 2 0 21.7 12.0 State D-I semis 2007 6 3 0 18.0 14.7 OIA Red East champs 2006 11 2 0 24.4 11.2 State D-I champion *—Torres suspended first 3 games; Walter Santiago credited with first 3 wins; Kahuku was 12-1. **— Season ends after Kahuku was ruled to have an ineligible player >> All-State Coach of the Year: 2006, 2011, 2012

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SCOUTING REPORT: Kagawa was an elite cornerback who could also step in at linebacker. Offensively, he was a wide receiver who also took handoffs at running back as needed. He came up big in a key win at Honokaa, playing cornerback full time while rushing for 128 yards and two touchdowns. He is also one of the top athletes in the state, gauging by his performance at the PIAA combine. FUN FACT: Kagawa is an All-State basketball player, but is also a lifelong tennis player.

SCOUTING REPORT: From one play to the next, Motuga-Galeai would provide run support, then cover a speedy receiver downfield. “He’s Mr. Tenacity, one of our locker room leaders,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. “He’ll bring the hat. He’s not afraid to hit anybody. He’s a great kid and a physical player.” FUN FACTS: Motuga-Galeai also plays basketball for the Red Raiders. The “G” in Galeai is pronounced as an “N” in Samoan.

SCOUTING REPORT: Johnson was one of the most versatile athletes in the state, starting at safety and picking off six passes (three for TD returns). He also ran back kicks, played wide receiver (20 receptions, 443 yards, five TDs) and ran the option occasionally at quarterback. “The kid just has football sense. He’s smart,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. FUN FACT: A student in his school’s Hawaiian immersion program, Johnson is fluent in Hawaiian.

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SCOUTING REPORT: After offseason ankle surgery, Wily remained healthy the entire season and was the key component of a run-first offense. He led the state in attempts, yards and touchdowns. In the state final against Punahou, Wily ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns. He finished his career as the Red Raiders’ all-time leading rusher with 4,205 yards, second overall in the state to ‘Iolani’s Joe Igber (4,428). FUN FACT: Wily’s favorite TV show is Kung Fu Panda, an offspring of the blockbuster movie.

SCOUTING REPORT: Better known as “Tui” to friends, the junior had one of the greatest seasons for a passer in school history. Tuileta threw at least one touchdown pass in every game until the state final against Kahuku. His passer rating (189.52) ranked first statewide among starters. FUN FACT: “Tui” is also dominant on the volleyball court, a two-time All-State outside hitter for state champion Punahou. He was voted No. 2 in the 2012 Fab 15 balloting by coaches and media.

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SCOUTING REPORT: Noa’s superb sophomore season clearly stood out from the pack. His ability to beat coverage deep was impressive, but his skills going over the middle were also unique for a young receiver. If not for an ankle injury that cost him two games, Noa probably would have surpassed Robby Toma’s single-season school receiving yardage and touchdown marks (1,388 yards and 18 touchdowns). FUN FACT: Noa also plays varsity basketball for the Buffanblu.

SCOUTING REPORT: After sitting the opener with a shoulder injury, Taumua worked back to full health to give the Govs an unmatched 1-2 combo with Abraham Silva. Taumua’s ability to go wide and elude defenders was a good match with Silva. Taumua hit the 100-yard mark eight times. FUN FACT: Coach Randall Okimoto says Taumua is a star when the team does its annual talent show. “He’s one of the best actors we’ve had,” Okimoto said.

SCOUTING REPORT: Silva, a powerful north-south gasher, opened the season with 223 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries against Waianae. After five games, he had 854 yards and 11 touchdowns. Broke the 100-yard barrier in seven games. FUN FACT: “Amo” serves with his family at Central Samoan Assembly of God and helps baptize the newly faithful. “He was born into this, dedicating people to the Lord,” said his dad, Francis Silva.

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JEREMY

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WA‘A
OFFENSIVE LINE

NISHIOKA
RECEIVER/PUNTER

TABUYO
WIDE RECEIVER

FARRINGTON
HT.

KAHUKU
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‘IOLANI
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SAINT LOUIS
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SCOUTING REPORT: The left tackle was a mountain of a man in the trenches as the Governors paved the way for 1,000-yard rushers Abraham Silva and Tyler Taumua. “He set the standard on the field and academically, as well,” Farrington coach Randall Okimoto said. “On the field, he took pride in one-on-one blocking, driving defenders down the field at least 10 yards and finishing the block.” FUN FACT: Sataraka’s favorite athlete is former Seattle Seahawks LT Walter Jones. “He just a monster. He destroyed people,” Sataraka said. Also, Sataraka can cook. His favorite meal is spaghetti and Spam.

SCOUTING REPORT: From blasts up the gut to stretch plays to toss sweeps, Kahuku’s left tackle was as pure an elite blocker as there was in the state. His quiet, but always efficient style of play suited a young, talented offensive line. “He’s a big kid who can move, and he’s a great looking lineman who’s not carrying extra weight,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. “He was consistent through the season.” With Wa‘a clearing the way, running back Aofaga Wily passed Mark Atuaia as the all-time leading rusher in Red Raiders history. FUN FACT: Wa‘a is also Kahuku’s long snapper.

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SCOUTING REPORT: Nishioka had a career-high 15 catches (175 yards, 3 TDs) against Kamehameha. He came alive in the D-II state tourney against Radford (8-125-1) and Lahainaluna (8-134-2). His success within the confines of the offense, against both D-I and D-II powerhouses, was a rare feat. FUN FACT: Nishioka is a huge fan of recording artist Taylor Swift. “She’s great at reflecting how I feel,” he said. Nishioka plans to play baseball in college.

SCOUTING REPORT: Less than a year after an ACL injury, Tabuyo did the near-impossible by running a 4.34 in the 40 at the PIAA combine in May. Then he opened the football season with nine catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns against Farrington. The bulk of his touchdowns came in two games against ‘Iolani (four) and Kamehameha (four). He hit the 100-yard mark four times in all. FUN FACT: Tabuyo committed to Texas A&M as a junior.

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ULUAVE
OFFENSIVE LINE

BOYD
OFFENSIVE LINE

KOEHLER
OFFENSIVE LINE

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PUNAHOU
HT.

FARRINGTON
HT.

SAINT LOUIS
HT.

6-1 WT. 160 CL. JR

6-5 WT. 305 CL. SO

6-2 WT. 290 CL. SR

6-3 WT. 321 CL. SR

SCOUTING REPORT: Samsel’s leg power was prodigious. After transferring from Utah, he boomed dozens of touchbacks on kickoffs and had a 49yard field goal in his first year as a football player. He has played soccer since he was 3. “He’s just getting into it and when he learns more, he’ll only get better,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. FUN FACT: Jake has a green thumb and has grown a wide variety of vegetables, but “hates” eating them except for carrots.

SCOUTING REPORT: Just a sophomore, Uluave developed into a highly effective pass protector for All-State quarterback Larry Tuileta. “He’s a dominant run blocker and great pass protector, a complete player as a sophomore and he’s only going to get better,” Punahou coach Kale Ane said of Uluave, who also plays varsity basketball. FUN FACT: Uluave is a talented tenor in the school chorale singing group and has sung in five concerts since eighth grade.

SCOUTING REPORT: The power-blocking path-maker was a vital part of the “Bamboolas,” the gargantuan offensive line that led the way for two AllState, 1,000-yard rushers in Abraham Silva and Tyler Taumua. His twin brother, Mitchell, is an AllState second-team selection. FUN FACT: Boyd loves to cook. He makes an outstanding chicken alfredo and loves pasta in general.

SCOUTING REPORT: The mammoth left guard battled through injuries during his career, but had another stalwart season for the high-scoring Crusaders. He was named the nation's No. 1 guard (class of 2013) by Rivals.com. Reeve will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5, marking a return to the event. He played in the all-star game for middle-schoolers as an eighth grader. FUN FACT: Hawaii offered Reeve a scholarship as an eighth-grader. He is believed to be the youngest player ever offered by the Warriors.