1953 prep football all-star teams

Punahou, which beat out Saint Louis for the ILH championship in 1953, tied the Crusaders with three players each on the ILH all-star team by the Honolulu Advertiser.

Punahou guard Wendell Marino and Saint Louis running back Talbot George were the only underclassmen on the first team.

The Star-Bulletin had three underclassmen on its first team — George, Punahou guard Gilbert Ane and Punahou back Harry Pacarro.

Rural OIA champion Waialua dominated the league all-star team with seven of the 11 selections by the Honolulu Advertiser. Bulldogs center James Shizuru was the only repeat selection from the previous year.

The Star-Bulletin only had four Bulldogs on its Rural OIA All-Star team.

For a listing of all prep football all-star teams over the years that have been posted, click here.

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  1. Scott May 7, 2018 6:00 am

    Awesome to see some of my former coaches high school all star status.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi May 7, 2018 1:49 pm

    Larry Ginoza was an all-Star at Iolani? I wonder if he gave away the 1980 Prep Bowl to Iolani and his hero Eddie Hamada. Japanese defer to their elders. Defer to the alma mater.

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