Top football players honored

Waimea senior Kenny Estes and Kaua’i senior Raymond Jerves garnered KIF player of the year honors.

Estes, a dangerous weapon with the ball, was chosen by a panel of media and coaches as the KIF’s offensive player of the year.

In the meantime, Jerves, a tough customer between the tackles, earned KIF defensive player of the year accolades.

Kaua’i’s Keli’i Morgado got the nod as coach of the year once again. The Red Raiders have won the last three straight KIF titles and this year’s KIF all-star team is dominated by the men in red.

KIF all-star offensive linemen are Jeremy Victor (Kaua’i), Brysen Andaya (Waimea), Skye Viernes (Kaua’i), Kevin Kelekoma (Kaua’i), and Braden Hiraoka (Waimea).

All-star receivers are Jett Jasper (Kaua’i), Bailon Batalion (Waimea), and Lucky Andres (Kaua’i). Jonathan Rellin (Kaua’i) and Travis Nakamura (Kapa’a) are the elite runningbacks.

Pono Matthews (Kaua’i) was chosen as the top quarterback, especially for his late season charge.

Estes gathered all-star punter and kicker honors. The senior booted a KIF record field goal during the last game of his high school career.

Justyn Jumawan-Perreira (Kaua’i) and Andres (Kaua’i) took all-star special teams honors and Duke Dasalia (Kaua’i) and Matt Roman (Kapa’a) earned top honors as utility players.

The KIF’s best defensive linemen are Mackey Dela Cruz (Waimea), Caylen Wada (Kaua’i), Kevin Holtzman (Kaua’i), and Daniel Joao (Kaua’i).

The top linebackers are Sean Thompson (Kaua’i), Jerves, and Jesse Slade (Kaua’i).

Jumawan Perreira, Estes, Kai Kanoho (Kapa’a), and Kevin Haz (Kaua’i) took the cake for defensive back honors.

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