No. 3 Saint Louis All-State football

Saint Louis receiver Gerald Welch was first-team All-State for two different newspapers for three years in a row. Photo by Dennis Oda.
Saint Louis receiver Gerald Welch was first-team All-State for two different newspapers for three years in a row. Photo by Dennis Oda.

Gerald Welch brings people together like no prep football player ever has.

Welch is the only player in Hawaii’s long history of prep football to be named first-team All-State by two newspapers three times. Welch, a receiver for Saint Louis, was named first team by both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Those two newspapers rarely agreed on anything, especially when it came to All-State football teams. Since Honolulu is a one-newspaper town now, it is safe to say that Welch will keep the distinction for a long, long time as the only high schooler to have six first-team mentions in three years.


The Advertiser had an All-State football team every year since 1972, the Star-Bulletin picked its first team in 1977. The papers merged in time for a 2010 All-State team.

Here is a peek at the long list — 199 names — of All-State first teamers from Saint Louis, easily more than any other Hawaii school:

  • 1991: DB — Mark Acohido
  • 2002: K — Kaeo Adams
  • 2002: DL — Wilson Afoa
  • 1992: WR — Brendyn Agbayani
  • 1988: WR — Benny Agbayani
  • 2006: DE — Solomana Aigamaua
  • 1995: WR — Kekama Akana
  • 1996: REC — Randyn Akiona
  • 1987: LB — Garriss Akiona
  • 2004: DL — Tyson Alualu
  • 1997: DL — Ben Alualu
  • 1988, 89: RB — Tupu Alualu
  • 1977, 78: DL — Wayne Apuna
  • 1994, 95: QB — Darnell Arceneaux
  • 2010: OL — Paulay Asiata
  • 2011: DE — Kalei Auelua
  • 1979: DB — Ron Bailey
  • 1989: DB — Dave Baldwin
  • 2006: LB — Jacob Barit
  • 1984: WR — Sam Barrett
  • 1986: LB — Joey Barros
  • 1995: DB — Kawika Batoon
  • 2002, 03: RB — B.J. Batts
  • 1992: K — Elden Bento
  • 1994: DL — Kelley Bryant
  • 2009, 10: WR — Duke Bukoski
  • 2002: WR — Shane Butcher
  • 1974: SE — Jeff Cabral
  • 1973: LB — Brian Cabral
  • 1989: DL — D.J. Cabrera
  • 1987: WR — Shannon Cabunoc
  • 1988: DL — Keahi Cambra
  • 1997: RB — Noah Campbell
  • 1996: OL — Galahad Carreira
  • 2003: OL — Bronson Carvalho
  • 1998: OL — Lyle Castro
  • 1998, 99: QB — Timmy Chang
  • 1985: LB — Greg Chisteckoff
  • 2006: K — Kenton Chun
  • 1985: DB — David Cooper
  • 1997: DL — Laanui Correa
  • 1987: LB — John Correa
  • 1999, 00: LB — Ikaika Curnan
  • 2007: R — Tamatoa DeMello
  • 2000, 01: SB — Ross Dickerson
  • 1987: OL — Derek Duarte
  • 1984: G — William Duarte
  • 2007: DT — Ryan Eastman
  • 2001: OL — Troy Esera
  • 1999, 00: RB — Pesefea Fiaseu
  • 1997: DB — Edward Fiaseu
  • 2001: LB — Taualai Fonoti
  • 1996: LB — Fabian Fonoti
  • 1995: DL — Chris Fonoti
  • 1994: RB — Chris Fuamatu-Maafala
  • 1994: OL — Kealii Gaud
  • 2002: QB — Bobby George
  • 1996, 97: QB — Jason Gesser
  • 1978: QB — Paul Goo
  • 2011: OL — Afi Greig
  • 2007, 08: OL — Mana Greig
  • 1997: OL — Kainoa Hall
  • 1987: B — Erin Hall
  • 1973: DB — Brian Hanawahine
  • 2007: DL — Geordon Hanohano
  • 2003: WR — Desmond Hanohano
  • 1989, 90: QB — John Hao
  • 1986: DB — Tommy Heffernan
  • 1987: ST — Timothy Ho
  • 1992: DB — Alfred Hunter
  • 2002: OL — Jeremy Inferrera
  • 2000: WR — Daniel Inferrera
  • 1985: WR — David Jacang
  • 1995: LB — Kelii Kaanoi
  • 1989: LB — Kalei Kaanoi
  • 1975: G — Richard Kaeno
  • 1999: OL — Chad Kahale
  • 1974: LB — Gary Kama
  • 1999: OL — Phil Kauffman
  • 2003: R — Shaun Kauleinamoku
  • 1994: WR — Eddie Kealoha
  • 1973: B — Ed Kini
  • 1984: LB — Dan Kinilau
  • 1983: OB — Sean Kinilau
  • 2012: OL — Reeve Koelher
  • 1993, 94: OL — Olin Kreutz
  • 2013: S — Jacob Lacaden
  • 1985: DL — Frank Lacaden
  • 2001, 02: DB — Jonah Lakatani
  • 1991, 92: QB — Joel Lane
  • 2007: DB — Manoa Latu
  • 1998, 99: DB — Una Latu
  • 1997: K Mark Lau
  • 1984, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 94, 95, 97: Coach — Cal Lee
  • 2005: S — Stephen Lei
  • 1980: RB — Aaron Leong
  • 1986: DB — Wayne Lewis
  • 2001, 02: DL — Tolifili Liufau
  • 2000: LB — Joseph Lobendahn
  • 1997: OL — William Lobendahn
  • 1989: LB — Eric Lono
  • 1997: DB — Keala Loo
  • 1989, 90: OL — Roy Maafala
  • 1983: DL — Nick Maafala
  • 1999, 00: DL — Lyle Maiava
  • 1990, 91: OL — Tasi Malepeai
  • 1988, 89: DL — Silila Malepeai
  • 2006, 07: QB — Micah Mamiya
  • 1978: DB — Robert Mann
  • 1997: LB — Fabian Manumaleuna
  • 1999, 00: DL — Lafaele Manupuna
  • 1973: coach — Ron Marciel
  • 2010: QB — Marcus Mariota
  • 1986: Fl — Henry Marks
  • 1981: OL — Skippy Marks
  • 1972, 73: T — Harris Matsushima
  • 1987, 88: WR — Micah Matsuzaki
  • 1988: OL — Scott Mattson
  • 1992: DL — Viliami Maumau
  • 1990, 91: WR — Kaipo McGuire
  • 1999, 00: DB — Enoch McKeague
  • 1994: DB — Joseph Mendonsa
  • 1990: DB — Craig Miki
  • 2003: DB — Keao Monteilh
  • 1984: DL — Eric Morgado
  • 2003: LB — Dylan Moss
  • 1987: OL — John Naipo
  • 1983: DB — Dan Nakahara
  • 1983: DL — Shawn Nakakura
  • 1999: OL — Mark Narkon
  • 1986: OL — Bryant Natividad
  • 1988: QB — Mike Nua
  • 1992: OL — Shane Oliveira
  • 1996: DB — Geste Ornellas
  • 1993, 94: SB/P — George Ornellas
  • 1990, 91: OL — Gavin Ozaki
  • 1973: G — Don Pacarro
  • 2001, 02: LB — Timo Paepule
  • 1988: DB — Robert Pagan
  • 1987: DB — Rory Jay Paikai
  • 1986: DL — Deen Paikai
  • 1983: DL — Dana Paikai
  • 1993: K — Keun Pak
  • 2010: DE — Juda Parker
  • 1980: TE — Keoni Pimenta
  • 1989: K — Eric Posenecker
  • 1988: LB — Kendall Purcell
  • 1995, 96: OL — Dominic Raiola
  • 2001: OL — Mesepa Reed
  • 1992: LB — Kyle Rego
  • 2001: WR — Jason Rivers
  • 1999: WR — Isaac Rodrigues
  • 1993, 94: LB — Peter Salavea
  • 1991: DL — Kone Salavea
  • 2013: CB — Jaisen Sanchez
  • 2002, 03: K/P — C.J. Santiago
  • 1983: DB — Ed Sato
  • 1992: OL — Jason Scanlan
  • 1996: SB — Gordon Schilling
  • 1984: DB — Steve Segi
  • 1990: DL — Ed Siaosi
  • 1981: B — Duane Silva
  • 1992: DB — Palani Simon
  • 1997, 98: LB — Joe Siofele
  • 2006: DL — Scott Smith
  • 1998: OL — Sean Souza
  • 2013: REC — Devan Stubblefield
  • 2008: WR — BIlly Ray Stutzmann
  • 1997: REC — Craig Stutzmann
  • 2010: LB — Starr Sua-Passi
  • 1996: LB — James Sunia
  • 2012: REC — Jeremy Tabuyo
  • 1998: DL — Tamotu Tagoai
  • 1996, 97: DL — Tony Tata
  • 1992, 93: DL — Vavae Tata
  • 1991: RB — Pulou Tata
  • 2002: coach — Delbert Tengan
  • 2003: DL — Tavita Thompson
  • 1992: LB — Eli Thompson
  • 2008: OL — Tytan Timoteo
  • 1987: DL — Andrew Toeaina
  • 1990: DB — Ricky Tongg
  • 1995, 96: DB — Wes Tufaga
  • 2007: OL — Tui Tuiasasopo
  • 2006: OL — Ana Tuiasasopo
  • 2007: OL — Tui Tuiasosopo
  • 1990: LB — George Tupuola
  • 2013: OL — Fred Ulu-Perry
  • 2009: S — Marcus Umu
  • 1975: DL — Mark Voeller
  • 1983: WR — Patrick Wallace
  • 1997, 98, 99: WR — Gerald Welch
  • 1986: DL — Manly Williams
  • 1980: LB — Buddy Wilson
  • 1973: WR — Steve Wilson
  • 1998: DB — Junior Wong
  • 1983: LB — Joey Wong
  • 1995: LB — Jacob Yoro
  • 2000: OL — Keith Young

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