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.
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