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.
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