1993 prep football all-star teams

Saint Louis' George Ornellas was a two-way monster for the Crusaders in the early-to-mid 1990s.

The 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser football All-State teams were published on Sunday with Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro and Waianae linebacker Kana’i Mauga winning top honors in the state.

You can see the full team here.

As a treat for Hawaii Prep World readers, we counted down to the release of the team by looking at some of the greats of years past.

Because they were so popular, we will keep going and eventually have a list of every all-star team from each year.

Today we go back 24 years to 1993, when a pair of Saint Louis underclassmen were the talk of the state. All-purpose back George Ornellas shared the top offensive honor with ‘Iolani quarterback Brian Ah Yat while linebacker Peter Salavea was voted the top defensive player by the Honolulu Advertiser.

Ornellas and Salavea were both juniors and classmates with offensive lineman Olin Kreutz, setting up Saint Louis very well for the following year.

A talented receiving corps was led by Punahou receiver Donny Utu, whose 240 receiving yards in a game against Damien stood as the single-game Buffanblu record for 21 years until Kanawai Noa broke it in 2014 against Saint Louis. The Raiders had a pretty good receiver of their own in Raul Pacheco, who a year earlier in 1992 set the Raiders’ single-game receiving mark of 219 yards that also lasted 21 years.

Five different teams put two players on the Advertiser first team on defense with Salavea and DL Vavae Tata representing the Crusaders. ‘Iolani and Kamehameha were responsible for the entire secondary with ‘Iolani putting Adam Wong and Sean Takamori on the team while the Warriors had Kala Torco and Bryan Fernandez.

The Star-Bulletin went with three defensive linemen, five linebackers and three defensive backs on its All-State first team defense.

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  1. Kauhane December 19, 2017 3:33 pm

    Can we get the year before this? My Dad was on that team I think! Mahalo

  2. Awrite!! December 19, 2017 7:13 pm

    Where is the St. Louis RB Maafala? I know he was in the prep bowl the following year 94/95 as a SR, you would think he would make ALL-Star as a Jr too.

    Wayne Borges from Waialua one of the hardest hitting LBs from Hawaii.

  3. imua94 December 19, 2017 9:11 pm

    Maafala was tore his knee up half way during the season which is why Ornellas made RB instead of slot/wide receiver. George took over RB duties

  4. Ldub20 Owl 316 December 20, 2017 2:10 am

    RIP Ray Wilhelm

  5. old school December 20, 2017 7:22 am

    Can we see the 1969 & 1970 years

  6. old school December 20, 2017 7:23 am

    Can you post the 1969 & 1970 years

  7. ahinalu December 20, 2017 9:31 am

    George Ornellas was exciting to watch !

  8. ALLILH December 20, 2017 10:23 am

    Georgy Boy was a Beast!

    Now we all just need to have AANNYYWWAAYYSS come on here and let us all know that he came from Kahuku side. Even though he went school at St.Louis since the 7th grade.


  9. rrforlifebaby December 20, 2017 12:58 pm

    Ornellas was a MONSTAH!! Too bad he went to St Louis, but he still was exciting to watch.


  10. Coach C December 20, 2017 1:45 pm

    Yeah, Ornellas was born raised Kahuku. So was Gerald Welch. But we spread the talent all over Oahu. Cheehoo.

  11. Awrite!! December 20, 2017 2:47 pm

    Ornellas was tore it up for Koolauloa midgets and was on the radar of the best recruiting coach in Hawaii history. He went to Kahuku intermediate 7th and 8th grade, came home from school one day and his pops said “Boy you going St. Louis”.

    RIP Ray “sugar feet” Wilhelm!

  12. Steve Caballero April 17, 2020 12:34 am

    1993 season ending rankings:

    1) St. Louis (prep bowl champs)
    2) Kahuku (2cnd place)
    3) Waianae (3rd place champs)
    4) Punahou (4th place)
    5) Kaiser (Consolation bracket champs)

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