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1962 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on February 18, 2018

The newspapers agreed on the top awards for the ILH all-star team with Roosevelt quarterback Mike Lum the back of the year and Farrington guard Deroy Lavatai the lineman of the year. Punahou running back Charlie Wedemeyer was the only sophomore named to the team. On the rural all-star teams, Kailua tackle Robert Richardson was the lineman of the year and Surfriders fullback Tim Berry was the back of the year according to the Honolulu Advertiser. The Star-Bulletin went with […]

Saint Louis to play Bishop Gorman in August

By Nick Abramo on February 13, 2018

Set your calendars for a big show. On Aug. 31, Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas will visit Honolulu to play two-time defending state champion Saint Louis at Aloha Stadium, according to Crusaders coach Cal Lee. Lee worked out the details of the contest with Chris Brown, the former All-WAC performer for the University of Hawaii who is now an assistant with the Gaels. Under coach Kenny Sanchez, Bishop Gorman won national high school championships in 2015 and 2016. The Gaels […]

OIA and ILH make historic football agreement

By Nick Abramo on February 13, 2018

When Interscholastic League of Honolulu athletic directors voted unanimously in the affirmative Monday, it put the finishing touches on a historic football agreement with the Oahu Interscholastic Association. For 2018 and 2019 under a two-year pilot program, the OIA and ILH will play a full slate of interleague, nonleague, regular-season games, according to sources from both leagues. The agreement caps more than a month of negotiations and hard work by the brass of the two leagues. It was done to […]

2013 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on February 12, 2018

After losing to Kahuku in the 2012 state final, the Buffanblu began what eventually turned out to be a 19-game winning streak with a perfect 11-0 season and a state title in 2013. Quarterback Larry Tuileta capped a fine season with two of his best performances, throwing for 430 yards in a state semifinal win over Farrington and three touchdowns in the final against Mililani to seal his offensive player of the year award. Tuileta beat coach of the year […]

2009 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on January 30, 2018

The year 2009 was the final time two newspapers put out different All-State football teams. Of the four different players selected with the top honors, there was only one unanimous selection from both papers. Kahuku’s Kona Schwenke began the year as a four-star recruit and the name everyone knew on the Kahuku defensive line. By the time the season ended, a new name, Hauoli Jamora, was the star of the defense. Jamora recorded five sacks in the OIA semifinals against […]

1977 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on January 26, 2018

Punahou made its first appearance in the Prep Bowl in 1977, losing 27-6 to Waianae. The Seariders ended Kamehameha’s three-year run as Prep Bowl champions and won for the first time since taking the inaugural Prep Bowl in 1973. The Star-Bulletin made its first All-State team in 1977, anointing Punahou’s Mark Tuinei as its first lineman of the year winner. Tuinei edged St. Louis junior Wayne Apuna for the award, but both were unanimous selections to the All-State first team. […]

Kahuku’s Carvalho recalls 1991 Red Raiders

By Nick Abramo on January 25, 2018

Different island. Different Red Raiders. Sterling Carvalho was a key component of the Red Raiders in the early 1990s, but that was the Kauai Red Raiders. Carvalho is now the head man with a different Red Raiders altogether, the Kahuku kind. Same colors. Same nickname. Different level. Carvalho was the quarterback for the Kauai High team that earned the 1991 Kauai Interscholastic Federation championship, the first one for the school since 1978. Little did Carvalho, his teammates and Red Raiders […]

2014 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on January 25, 2018

Mililani’s 53-45 win over Punahou in the 2014 Division I state football final capped the best season in Trojans football history. Mililani swept the top awards of the All-State team with quarterback McKenzie Milton winning offensive player of the year honors, defensive tackle Rex Manu earning the top defensive award and Rod York winning coach of the year. York remains at Mililani while Milton, who was a junior in high school in 2014, just quarterbacked Central Florida to an undefeated […]