1967 prep football all-star teams

NICHOLSON JAMES. August 30, 1967.

Saint Louis defensive end/tight end Jim Nicholson was the ILH’s lineman of the year and player of the year by the Honolulu Advertiser and the lineman of the year by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1967.

Nicholson was 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds. His Crusaders teammate, fullback Donald Mahi, was named the back of the year by the Advertiser. The Star-Bulletin differed, choosing Farrington defensive back George Dudoit, a 5-foot-10, 166-pound senior.

The Star-Bulletin created two new positions on its all-star team this year, adding an all-around player spot and a fifth offensive back position for a flanker.

Punahou’s Kala Kaaihue — the father of current Kaiser baseball coach and former big leaguer Kila — was the Star-Bulletin’s first “utility” selection to an all-star team after playing linebacker and defensive end. He also played quarterback the final four games of the Buffanblu’s season.

Saint Louis finished 9-0 for its second straight ILH title and placed five on the first team. Farrington led the way with seven selections, including at quarterback, where Randy Cadiente edged ‘Iolani’s Elroy Chong and Saint Louis’ Buddy Los Banos for the QB spot.

OIA champion Waianae dominated the Advertiser’s OIA all-star team with 14 selections to the first and second team. Senior Greg Kila (6-2, 260) was the interior lineman of the year and Kahuku’s Junior Ah You was the lineman of the year. Waianae’s Francisco Limbago was the back of the year.

The Star-Bulletin went with Waianae junior quarterback Warren Ellis as its back of the year over Limbago.

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

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  1. Bumbuchas February 25, 2018 6:18 pm

    Awesome! Keep em coming! Many familiar names who are in the public’ s eye today.

  2. Dennis Sanada February 26, 2018 8:51 am

    Please print 1967 high school complete basketball all-stars including third team and honorable mention. I played on Castle varsity basketball and would like to keep the article because could not find it anywhere. Thank you.

  3. Sean Ayano March 1, 2018 12:46 pm

    1982 fb all-star please ?

  4. ricardo March 28, 2018 5:11 pm

    my name is ricardo aguirre. my father, dick aguirre, was the punahou football coach in 1967. that season was curtailed with player suspension for training rule violations. I am interested in finding out more about what others remember during that year and the impact it may have had on players. i do know it was a difficult decison for my father to make. he passed away 9 years ago and spoke little about that season. any information would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Jerry Campany March 28, 2018 7:46 pm

    Hey, Ricardo, if the email attached to your name is correct, I emailed five clips about your dad’s agonizing decision.

    The way it played out in the press was 20 kids drinking beer at a party and he kicked all of them off the team. Pancho Easterwood glorified him for it, but Dan McGuire blasted him.

    Let me know if you got them.

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