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1982 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on March 1, 2018

Kahuku running back Lakei Heimuli and Waianae defensive back Derrick Mahaulu were the top offensive and defensive players as chosen by the Honolulu Advertiser in 1982. The year is best remembered, through, for Pac-Five winning the first of its two Prep Bowls under Don Botelho. Running back Joe Onosai, quarterback Tino Sellitto and Russell Borden, the only offensive lineman selected to the All-State first team shorter than 6 feet, were all All-State picks on offense. Wolfpack defensive lineman Joey Fleming, […]

Oregon 6A football champs to visit ‘Iolani

By Nick Abramo on February 27, 2018

The best team in Oregon football last season is visiting Hawaii for a game against ‘Iolani at Eddie Hamada Field on Aug. 31, according to Raiders coach Wendell Look. Clackamas went 14-0 a year ago and captured Oregon’s 6A state championship with a 31-30 victory over South Medford. “They were calling around and emailed me,” Look said Tuesday. “That weekend is the first date mainland schools can play a game.” ‘Iolani went 4-6 in 2017 and nearly made it to […]

Damien to play football game on the mainland

By Nick Abramo on February 27, 2018

Damien will be taking its first mainland football trip since well before Eddie Klaneski became the head coach in 2011. Damien will play Mt. Spokane in Mead, Wash., on Aug. 31. The Wildcats went 8-3 a year ago. Klaneski led the Monarchs to a 10-4 mark and the ILH D-II title in 2017. That record included a 13-10 Division I (middle tier) state-tourney win over Kauai before a 35-19 loss in the D-I state final to Hilo. The idea to […]

1967 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on February 25, 2018

Saint Louis defensive end/tight end Jim Nicholson was the ILH’s lineman of the year and player of the year by the Honolulu Advertiser and the lineman of the year by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1967. Nicholson was 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds. His Crusaders teammate, fullback Donald Mahi, was named the back of the year by the Advertiser. The Star-Bulletin differed, choosing Farrington defensive back George Dudoit, a 5-foot-10, 166-pound senior. The Star-Bulletin created two new positions on its all-star team […]

Hukilau Cafe, Beast 808 begin Pylon

By Paul Honda on February 24, 2018

Hukilau Cafe is off to a 3-0 start at the Pylon 7v7 tournament in Las Vegas today. Hukilau Cafe is 3-0 after defeating Team Utah Prospects 28-7, EAT 35-21 and Superior Edge 21-7. Beast808 is 2-1. They lost to Hard Knocks 15-14 in overtime, then beat The Process 28-14 and ETA Silver 15-14. Scores and photos courtesy of Tuli Tafai.

2011 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on February 23, 2018

After a ruling was handed down regarding the use of an ineligible player that ended Kahuku’s 2010 season, the Red Raiders bounced back the following season to win the 2011 state title under coach of the year Reggie Torres. Red Raiders linebacker Benny Fonua won a super-close vote for the Star-Advertiser defensive player of the year honors over teammate Kawehena Johnson, Punahou defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, Campbell linebacker Giovanni Stevenson and Leilehua teammates Russell Siavii and Penitito Melei. Leilehua quarterback […]

1991 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on February 23, 2018

Saint Louis swept everything in 1991 — winning its sixth straight Prep Bowl and the top honors on the Honolulu Advertiser All-State team. Offensive lineman Tasi Malepeai and quarterback Joel Lane were the lineman and back of the year, respectively. Cal Lee was the coach of the year. The Crusaders did lose a game this year — 28-21 to Punahou — but came back to beat the Buffanblu 45-20 in the rematch. The Star-Bulletin went with Waianae quarterback Glenn Freitas as its signal […]

1972 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on February 22, 2018

The Honolulu Advertiser, which did an All-Oahu team in 1970 before going back to league all stars in 1971, put together its first All-State team in 1972. Leilehua in the OIA West, Kahuku in the OIA East and ‘Iolani out of the ILH dominated the first team with four selections each. Mules senior quarterback Alex Kaloi was named the back of the year while Raiders senior guard Tiloi Lolotai was the lineman of the year. ‘Iolani also had tackle Len […]