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.
1998 was the last year of the Prep Bowl and the winner was the same as it ever was with Saint Louis continuing its dominance. The talent stacks up with any year before or since, with Timmy Chang, Joe Igber and Gerald Welch wrapping up their careers. Looking back, the biggest controversy might be the Advertiser making Farrington offensive lineman Vince Manuwai honorable mention while the Star-Bulletin put him on the first team.
The Advertiser had the advantage of naming a Super 25 while the Star-Bulletin limited itself to the traditional 11 and 11 but curiously only selected four offensive linemen.
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