1955 prep football all-star teams

Waialua won its fourth straight rural OIA championship in 1955, needing a playoff win over Castle after the two teams finished the season with identical 9-1 records.

The Bulldogs dominated the league all-star team with six selections. Waipahu quarterback Bob Tokunaga, Waialua fullback Kenneth Souza and Castle utility player Clarence Young were unanimous choices by the Star-Bulletin.

Waialua end Tom Shizuru and tackle Stanley Takenaka were repeat selections.

Roosevelt won the ILH championship and led the league all-star team with five selections in the Honolulu Advertiser and four in the Star-Bulletin.

Tackle George Naukana, guard Moses Pung, center Cashman Bertleman and halfback George Purdy represented the Rough Riders on both first teams.

St. Louis’ Charles Alvaro was the quarterback on both teams with ‘Iolani halfback Paul Han and Punahou fullback Danny Ane making both teams as well.

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  1. Melvin Partido December 26, 2017 7:07 pm

    Awesome memories:

    About a month ago, I received a high school picture that was taken in April 1962. The Honolulu Advertiser photographer came to Mckinley High school on a Saturday and supposed to have taken the “whole drill team picture.” But when the Sunday morning Advertiser was printed, it only showed Just me and a few person. Obviously others in the drill team was disappointed because they voluntered to come on a Saturday to have our picture taken and published the next morning Advertiser.
    The Advertiser photographer took a few extra pictures of the whole drill team on April 1962. But obviously the Advertiser Editor had to cut the picture to make space for that page I presume.
    If the Advertiser photographer department have kept these other pictures, oh!!! please let me know. I sure want to have a copy of them

  2. Ldub20 Owl 316 December 27, 2017 3:15 am

    Does anyone know if John Kamakana (Punahou ’56) is a relative of Spencer Kamakana (Iolani ’40)?

  3. Lowtone123 December 27, 2017 7:51 am

    I grew up in the 80’s so I not familiar with All-Star voting from the 50’s and earlier but did they only vote for offensive players or is it because the players all played both ways?

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