Ephraim Tuliloa throws 6 touchdowns for Punahou in season opener

Tuliloa ready to take over at Punahou | KHON2

For the first time since 2010, defending state champion Punahou will start the season without Larry “Tui” Tuileta holding the reigns at quarterback.

Friday night at Aloha Stadium, Cover2 Power Poll’s top-ranked Punahou will open its title defense against 8th-ranked Saint Louis in both team’s ILH opener.

After claiming three straight league titles and appearing in three consecutive state championship game appearances under 2013 Cover2 offensive player of the year and now USC freshman Tui Tuileta, the Buffanblu offense will now go through the arm of 6’3″ junior Ephraim Tuliloa.

“I think it’s definitely a privilege, I mean whenever you’re representing a team, and especially a school like Punahou, it’s definitely a privilege and honor,” said Tuliloa. “It’s a mixture of nervousness and definitely excited, you know, I haven’t had a real game.”

Two-time HHSAA State Championship Head Coach Kale Ane appears excited to start a new era with Tuliloa under center: “He’s unique. He can throw. He can run. He’s big enough to run. He’s more athletic than people think. He had a great mentor, Tui, so he saw the immense pressure that he was under and how he handled it, the poise he had, so he’s had a great opportunity to learn from a quality person,” said Ane.

 

via Tuliloa ready to take over at Punahou | KHON2.

Nicole Watase- University of Oregon Marcus Mariota’s Girlfriend bio, wiki, photos

Is it possible to know your soul mate at the early age of 19? Sorry ladies, it seems 19-year-old Samoan QB Marcus Mariota is very much head over heals with his girlfriend, and how could he not! She is gorgeous and has done some modeling. Last year during an interview he revealed she is “the one” saying:

I love her to death. She’s here now and I’m happy she’s here. She’s the one, after the Washington State game, I was pretty sore, and she helped work out the kinks,”

Her name? Miss Nicole Watase, she has been his high school sweetheart Watase, is a recent graduate of Sacred Hearts, just started her freshman year at Oregon last year.

She is the daughter of a former MidWeek employee, Karen Watase who is confident her daughter has also found someone special in the talented player saying,

“Marcus took Nicole to his junior prom, and they’ve pretty much been together ever since,”

They sure have this this classic, sweet storybook tale going on, get this, Nicole’s mother also revealed during Marcus’ senior year he was the quarterback and she was cheerleading for Sacred Hearts, which cheers for Saint Louis. See her cheering video below, shaking it!

Nicole played soccer when she was younger and wrestled in high school! She was part of Premier Models and Talent which is Hawaii’s elite full service agency, representing the top models and actors statewide. Known for our fast professional service and the best new faces, Premier also offers production, stylists, photographers, and casting facilities.

nicole watase

According to her profile she is 5FT 3 IN, brown aye and hair color, waist size 23 in, hips size 34 in and bust 32 in. She has experience doing print and commercial work.

When her boyfriend was asked if her presence in Eugene be a distraction?

“Nothing distracts Marcus. He has focus like you wouldn’t believe.”

And it appears so, now a year later Nicole might become the girl of a Heisman Trophy winner winner!

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via Nicole Watase- University of Oregon Marcus Mariota’s Girlfriend bio, wiki, photos.

Bryant Moniz battle for Third-string QB for Calgary Stampeders

It’s like comparing apples and oranges.It’s not so much which one is better.More like which one suits your taste buds.

Rusty Smith and Bryant Moniz are polar opposites competing for the same third-string quarterback spot with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.One has the big arm and can deliver darts. The other has the mobility and the wheels to create yardage out of thin air.

So which one do you like?Stamps offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson likes what each guy brings to the table.“Rusty is a slinger,” Dickenson said. “But he has enough mobility that we think he can manage the pocket and get out of it if he needs to.

“Bryant showed how quick he is. We like that. We have always looked for a change-up kind of guy.”The Stamps like to use their third pivot as their short-yardage specialist.Both Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell, who are in a neck-and-neck battle of their own for the starter’s gig, have served as the club’s No. 3 quarterback over the past couple of seasons.“Drew did a good job of finding his niche when he had that package,” Dickenson said. “Then, Bo moved into that spot, and it’s always a positive to see a guy produce doing your short-yardage package.“It’s always an advantage if you have more athleticism, but I don’t necessarily think that’s the top criteria as far as when I’m looking for a quarterback.”

If nimble feet is a prerequisite, Moniz, out of the NCAA’s University of Hawaii, would likely have the advantage. But if you’re looking to groom a potential starter, Smith, out of the NCAA’s Florida Atlantic University, certainly oozes potential.“I don’t really look for a run guy anymore,” Dickenson said. “I want guys that have enough ability that they can get out and give you extra time to throw.“But I’m really looking for a quarterback first and foremost.

”Smith and Moniz will get their final opportunity to impress the coaching staff Friday in Vancouver 8 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770.But they had better take advantage of every snap, because they won’t be getting many.“They’re not going to get a lot of work this week,” Dickenson confirmed. “We’re out there trying to evaluate who the starter is.”

Both Smith, 27, and Moniz, 25, had their moments in Saturday’s 23-20 pre-season win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium.Smith was picked off by Bombers cornerback Bruce Johnson but also led the Stamps into field-goal position for the tying and winning boots.

“You can’t learn everything from practice or the film-room,” Smith said. “You have to get out there where the bullets are live, where you’re actually getting hit and where the pass-rush is real.“Even throwing that interception — I would love to have that throw back, but I learned something on that play.“That’s a throw in an American game — I would throw that no problem. That receiver’s not buzzing out there that far because he doesn’t have that far to go on an American field.”

Moniz showed off his scrambling ability as he zipped upfield for 20 yards.“There’s a lot of things, after watching film, that you can improve on,” Moniz said. “But the feeling I had was positive. As an offence, it felt like we were able to string some plays together and move the ball down the field.”

via Third-string QB battle on for Calgary Stampeders | Stampeders | Sports | Calgary.

Jackson State expects to hire NCAA record holder Timmy Chang as offensive coordinator

JSU expects to hire NCAA record holder Timmy Chang as offensive coordinator | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

Jackson State is expected to name Timmy Chang as its next offensive coordinator, multiple sources told The Clarion-Ledger.

The university said there is no official word on Chang, who was a prolific college quarterback while at Hawaii (2000-2004) and took the Warriors to three Hawaii Bowls.

Footballscoop.com tweeted the news on Thursday, and Chang has been reported on campus.

Chang would come from Southern Methodist University, where he served as the offensive graduate assistant.

He currently owns the NCAA record for total plays and passing attempts. He is second all-time in both total career offensive yards and passing yards.

Upon graduating from Hawaii, Chang joined the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.

via JSU expects to hire NCAA record holder Timmy Chang as offensive coordinator | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com.

The “asian” team La Quinta beats California City 45-20 as QB Don Tran passes for 201 yards

La Quinta’s offense was tough to stop this week, as it produced the league’s top passer, rusher and receiver. Don Tran threw for 201 and two touchdowns and Al Tran had 201 yards receiving. On the ground Tran chipped in 106 yards.

The leading receiver in the league this season is Tran. The La Quinta star has 11 catches for 284 yards.

via League recap: Garden Grove wins, gets boost in standings – MaxPreps News.

HS football: QB Jarin Morikawa passes for 387 as Mililani beats Aiea

Mililani head coach Rod York placed command of the Trojans offense in Jarin Morikawa‘s hands Friday night.

The senior quarterback then helped the fourth-ranked Trojans maintain control of the OIA Red West race with a 35-10 win over Aiea.

With five receivers spread across the field for much of the game, Morikawa threw for 387 yards and three touchdowns and the Trojans improved to 4-1 in the division to remain atop the standings with one game left in the regular season.

“We’ve got one more game. We control our own destiny, so we feel good about that,” Morikawa said.

Mililani faces Waipahu next week to close the schedule and can clinch a bye in the first round of the OIA Red playoffs.

via Prep football: Morikawa passes for 387 as Mililani beats Aiea – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.