1994 prep football all-star teams

George Ornellas was the best player in the land in 1994. Dennis Oda / Star-Bulletin

Talk about a slam dunk player of the year.

Saint Louis’ George Ornellas was called “one of the greatest Hawaii high school players of all time” in the first sentence of the Honolulu Advertiser’s All-State story in 1994. The Star-Bulletin said Ornellas did more in one year with the Crusaders than most athletes can do in three years.

Ornellas set four ILH scoring records and was the offensive player of the year by both newspapers for the second year in a row (he shared the Advertiser award as a junior).

He averaged a touchdown once every three times he either caught a pass or carried the ball. He added four touchdowns on either a punt or kick return to give him 23 total touchdowns for the season.

Kahuku inside linebacker Kautai Olevao was named the All-State defensive player of the year by both newspapers with Saint Louis linebacker Peter Salavea sharing the Advertiser’s award.

Saint Louis junior quarterback Darnell Arceneaux was one of eight Crusaders named All-State. That list included offensive lineman Olin Kreutz.

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

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  1. Ldub20 Owl 316 January 10, 2018 6:23 pm

    1994 Kahuku might have been one of the best teams never to win a state championship. Unfortunately, they ran into what might’ve been the best St. Louis team of all time.

  2. Knight Marcher January 10, 2018 7:23 pm

    Saint Louis was at its peak for recruiting.. .Athletes from all over the Island on one team..Yes,probably the Best team assimilated..Just shows us how incredibly talented those kids from the North Shore is.

  3. anywaaaays!! January 10, 2018 7:57 pm

    Saint Lulu had the best team money could buy. RRFL!

  4. John Ishikawa January 11, 2018 2:08 am

    My Man Eddie Kealoha !

  5. Ilh January 11, 2018 11:38 am

    It doesn’t matter where they came from. Saint Louis is the best. And not all the starters or players came from Kahuku. Go Crusaders

  6. rrforlifebaby January 11, 2018 1:48 pm

    Ornellas and Olevao were absolute Monstahs!!! Even though he played for the Crusaders, Ornellas was exciting to watch.


  7. Mahatma Gandhi January 11, 2018 5:24 pm

    I know, ALL ILH schools recruit. I don’t have a problem with recruiting a few players to make your team competitive. The problems I have is with the excessive recruiting St Lulu does. It destroys the competitive balance. I went to every Prep Bowl from 1987 to 1997. It was like going to a funeral. No excitement before the game. Everyone knew St Lulu was going to blow out whoever the opponent was.

  8. Shmuck January 11, 2018 7:26 pm

    @ilh not all of them are but the ones that do had a great impact and had a big role in a lot of those st.louis’ championships.

  9. TooMeke January 12, 2018 5:05 am

    Best player St LuLu ever had…and a RRFL. Nuff said.

  10. amela December 13, 2020 11:06 pm

    What was Ornellas football story after high school? Thought he played for UH one or two years and kind of disappeared.

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