We’re down to our last few prep football all-star teams.
Undefeated Saint Louis led the way with five selections on the Honolulu Advertiser’s ILH all-star team in 1949. Halfback Valentine Freitas was joined on the first team by four Crusaders linemen — Walter Cabral, Dan DeRego, Kelvin Lau and Fred Meyer.
‘Iolani halfback Allen Napoleon, who broke his leg in the Raiders’ final game of the season, was the only unanimous selection. He was also the only unanimous pick by the Star-Bulletin.
Other selections included McKinley’s Richard Gomard at quarterback and ‘Iolani’s Charles Kaaihue at right tackle.
Kahuku led the way with four selections on the Star-Bulletin’s Rural OIA all-star team. Three of the four picks were linemen — end Kosena Fonoimoana, center Famika Anae and guard Hawaii Maiava. Bill Enos was one of four backs chosen to the squad.
For a listing of all prep football all-star teams over the years that have been posted, click here.
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