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Cordeiro, Mauga take Star-Advertiser’s top honors

By Jerry Campany on December 17, 2017

Seniors brought the lumber in the 2017 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State football teams that were released on Sunday. Seniors took 20 of the 26 spots on the first team led by Players of the Year Chevan Cordeiro of Saint Louis and Waianae linebacker Kana’i Mauga. It is their first time on the first team, something they have in common with 17 other seniors. Only Saint Louis linebacker Noa Purcell repeated from last year after Waianae running back Rico […]

Christmas came early in ’17; plans for ’18 in works

By Nick Abramo on December 17, 2017

Christmas came early for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association this year. The Division II state football tournament in November was like a big, bright, red and green present under the tree that Lahainaluna and Konawaena opened slowly and with intense anticipation as the seven overtime periods marched on with the Lunas prevailing 75-69. But the early-arriving Santa Claus did not stop there. The whole package — Open, Division I and Division II — was intricately woven and tied together […]

Mariota, Buckner have played each other before

By Christian Shimabuku on December 15, 2017

When the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers square off at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, it will be a reunion of sorts for former Oregon teammates Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota and San Francisco defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. The two former Ducks will play on the same field for the first time since the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship — a 42-20 loss to Ohio State — but it won’t be the first time they’ve played against each other. As ILH […]

Tagovailoa wins player of the year award in Alabama

By Billy Hull on December 14, 2017

Former Kapolei quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who threw for 6,703 yards and 64 touchdowns in two seasons with the Hurricanes before transferring to a school in Alabama, was named the 2017 Shelby County Reporter Player of the Year on Thursday. Tagovailoa, who went 12-1 as the starter for Thompson Academy in Alabaster, Ala., threw for 3,823 yards and 35 touchdowns to become the easy choice for the award by the local newspaper. Here’s their full story. His yardage total is the […]

1981 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 14, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. In this edition we get one of the most magical seasons in high school football. Radford miraculously won the Prep Bowl under interim coach Waldemar Doane, who took over when longtime coach John Velasco died the day before the Rams […]

2012 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 13, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. This selection is the first of recent vintage, with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser making collectible cards for each first-team selection for the first time. Kahuku is all over the selections, with Aofaga Wily, Kawe Johnson and Reggie Torres sweeping the player […]

1956 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 13, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. This time we turn our attention to 1956, when Roosevelt ruled the ILH for the second straight season behind coach Edmund “Ticky” Vasconcellos and was rewarded with five players on the Honolulu Advertiser’s first team after an undefeated campaign. Quarterback […]

Polynesian Bowl unveils 2018 helmet

By Billy Hull on December 13, 2017

The Polynesian Bowl, which is now 38 days away, revealed the helmets players will be issued for the game today. The annual high school football all-star game for seniors only will be played on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Aloha Stadium. For a complete list of Hawaii players selected to the game, click here. The 2018 Polynesian Bowl Riddell SpeedFlex helmet design will be worn only once in the annual game. Riddell’s sponsorship of the 2018 game is part of […]