1966 prep football all-star teams

Waianae's Omega Reyes was the OIA back of the year in 1966.

Under second-year head coach Ron Marciel, Saint Louis went 8-0-1 to win the ILH title and land a league-best five players on the Honolulu Advertiser’s ILH all-star team in 1966.

Senior halfback John Coen of McKinley was named the back of the year, and Saint Louis’ starting center and linebacker, Sanford Obra, was named lineman of the year.

Coen was the only repeat selection from the previous season.

Obra was joined on the team by Saint Louis teammates Buddy Los Banos (QB), Mike Achong (RB), Donald Mahi (End) and Michael Hanohano (Tackle).

The Star-Bulletin differed with its lineman of the year choice, choosing Farrington’s Frank Gaspar.

The Advertiser went with one first team of 11 players while the Bulletin had an offensive 11 and defensive 11 compile its first team.

Pro wrestling fans might notice a certain tackle from Punahou on the Bulletin’s first team.

The Advertiser selected two quarterbacks to its ROIA all-star team for the first time, going with Waianae’s Omega Reyes and Kahuku’s Tom Heffernan. Larry Ginoza was named coach of the year in his second season at Waianae after finishing tied with Kahuku in the regular season before the Seariders won in a playoff.

The Star-Bulletin made Reyes its back of the year in the ROIA and chose Waianae tackle Daniel Padeken as its lineman of the year.

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

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  1. KOH I NOR April 13, 2018 3:35 pm

    David Marlin, 1966? Just how old is Dave Marlin? Or wrong guy. I never thought he was an attorney.

  2. KOH I NOR April 13, 2018 3:36 pm

    David Matlin. Dave Matlin. Geez…

  3. KOH I NOR April 13, 2018 3:38 pm

    Sorry heh…computer come first. Not the players. Now who is this David Matlin? 1966

  4. KOH I NOR April 13, 2018 3:41 pm

    David “######” Matlin. Who is he? Never heard of him heh. Html is top notch. But why change my typing. Correct on the first try?

  5. KOH I NOR April 13, 2018 3:44 pm

    David Matlin. David Matlin. Not popular name is the reason your computer keeps changing the name back. Ok.

  6. Kanalui April 13, 2018 8:12 pm

    Wow….only 9 dollars for a recap, and 2 dollars for a six pack of beer!! The good ole days!!

  7. Ldub20 Owl 316 April 13, 2018 9:57 pm

    I remember Mike Pavich. Former Punahou coach in the early ’80s

  8. Last Samurai April 14, 2018 1:12 pm

    Thanks Jerry! Many legends from the past! Some I didn’t even know they were legends in their day! Humble, as all athletes should be, and coaches too. And oh yes, Parents!

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