Mililani's Malepeai becomes Hawaii's all-time leading rusher

Mililani's Malepeai becomes Hawaii's all-time leading rusher

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Though most of Friday night's HHSAA state semifinal football game against Saint Louis may not have been very memorable for most of Mililani's players, it included a moment at least one Trojan will never forget.

Mililani senior running back Vavae Malepeai passed Iolani's Joe Igber to become Hawaii's all-time leading rusher in the third quarter of the game.

Malepeai says the feeling was bittersweet.

"State's would be better," the Oregon commit told Hawaii News Now after the game. "I guess I'll look back on this one day and say 'Oh wow, I did that.'"

Malepeai finishes his Mililani career with 4,549 yards, with more than 250 of them coming in Friday night's loss. Malepeai set the state record for rushing touchdowns in a career earlier this year.

"It wasn't just me," Malepeai said. "The offensive line that I had my sophomore year, my junior year, my senior year, and the skills (position players) that were around me that were blocking all the time."

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