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.
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