Estes earns all-state honors

Mr. Do-it-all at Waimea High School has earned yet another honor for his heroics on the field.

Menehune senior all-purpose football player Kenny Estes grabbed all-purpose third-team allstate accolades from the Honolulu Advertiser.

Estes was one of three individuals, who earned all-purpose thirdteam honors (Lahainaluna’s Carson team Chihara and Pac-Five’s Jordan Ho-Ching). Estes, who is still undecided about his college choice, is a key player on the defending KIF champion Menehune soccer squad, who took third-place at last year’s state competition. On the football field, Estes was one of the top runningbacks in the KIF and set a KIF record by kicking a 50-yard field goal at Hanapepe Stadium, in a crucial game against Kaua’i.

Estes’ prep athletic career isn’t over after the soccer season. He will try to bring home a third straight state title for the Menehune 4×100 relay squad, as well as medals for other sprinting events. Other KIF all-state football players include Kaua’i’s Raymond Jerves as an honorable mention linebacker and fellow Red Raider Justyn Jumawan-Perreira also nabbed honorable mention accolades as a defensive back.

Meanwhile, Kaua’i-born player, Drew Ueno of Kamehameha, took first-team all-state honors as a defensive back and was a secondteam all-state punter. St. Louis’ Kamalu Umu (Kapa’a) was a secondteam all-state defensive lineman.

Damien’s Kealoha Pilares (offense) and Kahuku’s B.J. Beatty (defense) earned player of the year honors. Iolani’s Wendell Look was named coach of the year.

How the players were selected: More than 20 coaches statewide were consulted in the selection of the all-state team. Sources not affiliated with any school also were consulted. The selections are based on performance, not potential. All-star selections provided by the leagues had little bearing on how the allstate team was selected.


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