As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016.
Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here.
1979 was the year of Kaiser, which rolled Kamehameha in the Prep Bowl behind the offensive player of the year in the Honolulu Advertiser, Boyd Yap, and coach of the year Ron Lee.
The Honolulu Advertiser went with Waianae cornerback Max Maneafaiaga as the defensive player of the year while the Honolulu Star-Bulletin selected Yap as the back of the year and Pac-Five’s Leroy Lutu as the lineman of the year.
Yap was joined in an impressive backfield by Kamehameha’s Kaulana Park and Farrington’s Watson Tanuvasa.
The defense had its big share of names as well, led by Farrington’s Falaniko Noga and Waianae’s Fred Toilolo on the defensive line and defensive back Richard Miano of Kaiser.