1990 prep football all-star teams

Mark Atuaia's record breaking offensive line: Chris Naeole (75), Tala Toalei (79), Charles Cismon (51), Toele Faamoe (77) and Tanoai Reed (74)

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.

1990 was the year of the two best rushing performance in the history of the state. Kahuku’s Mark Atuaia, who held the career rushing record as the only back to run for more than 4,000 yards for eight more years, still holds the single-season record of 2,377 yards in 10 games. Yes, he averaged 237.7 rushing yards per game.

Why? Check out that offensive line of Chris Naeole, Tala Toalei, Charles Cismon, Toele Faamoe and Tanoai Reed. If that wasn’t enough, Atuaia had Itula Mili blocking on the outside.

The next-best single-season rushing performance also occurred this season with Farrington’s Randall Okimoto rushing for 2,149 yards and 33 touchdowns in 14 games.

Atuaia shared the offensive player of the year award in both newspapers with Saint Louis quarterback John Hao.

Current Mililani coach Rod York was a first-team All-State defensive lineman pick for the Honolulu Advertiser.

Doubleclick the images and you will see that Naeole was shut out of state and league honors without even honorable mention.


  1. Imua December 7, 2017 9:42 am

    Can we get the 1992-1994 ones? This is awesome! Mahalo for this. Major throwback!

  2. Coach C December 7, 2017 10:54 am

    Dude, this all star team rocks. Now, how did Itula Mili and Chris Naeole from Kahuku get snubbed?? I mean they both got picked up from D1 colleges and made All American teams. Oh, and also had long career’s in the NFL. Private school politics even back then. Sad.

  3. Dave Reardon December 7, 2017 4:27 pm

    Naeole might have been a sophomore that year. Chris Naeole was born 12/25/74. So in the fall of 1990 he was 15 years old. Itula was born 4/20/73, so he was 17. Not sure what year in school he was.

  4. jrth50 December 7, 2017 4:54 pm

    Chris Naeole was a sophomore while Itula Mili was a senior. The private school bias was even worse then.

  5. ??? December 7, 2017 5:01 pm

    Awesome work, keep coming🤙🤙

  6. anywaaaays!! December 7, 2017 8:49 pm


    “The private school bias was even worse then.”

    So was the recruiting. At least at that time, they didn’t recruit the refs like this year. RRFL!

  7. Shmuck December 7, 2017 9:00 pm

    Chris was a junior and graduated in ’92

  8. TooMeke December 8, 2017 5:59 am

    And in some of those games, MA sat out 3rd and 4th quarters…unreal.

  9. Gregory Mendiola December 8, 2017 6:38 am

    Hope to see the All Stars from 1947 – 1950. My two uncles, Dixon and Paul Mendiola, were running backs for the Kahuku Red Raiders. I was told Dixon Mendiola made all star when he played for the Kahuku Red Raiders. Mahalo.

  10. jrth50 December 8, 2017 8:09 am

    My bad Shmuck! You right about Chris being a junior and graduating in 92.

  11. Jon H Miki December 9, 2017 3:54 pm


  12. Coach C December 10, 2017 11:09 am

    Mahalo Dave R. You got more data resources then me. All I got is an aging brain.

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