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Head coaches named for 2019 Poly Bowl

By Billy Hull on July 5, 2018

Mike Bellotti, who has won more games than any other head coach at the University of Oregon, and former Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn will serve in the same positions for the 2019 Polynesian Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Aloha Stadium. Bellotti, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, will coach Team Makai. “The Polynesian Bowl has become one of the premier high school all-star games in the nation overnight,” Bellotti said in […]

Polynesian Bowl to air nationally

By Billy Hull on June 21, 2018

The Polynesian Bowl Hall of Fame and CBS Sports have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will televise the Polynesian Bowl live on CBS Sports Network. The third annual Polynesian Bowl, a high school football all-star game held at Aloha Stadium, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii News Now will produce the Polynesian Bowl broadcast and air the game locally on KGMB on tape delay the day after the live broadcast on CBS Sports Network. […]

Narbonne to return for Saint Louis rematch

By Nick Abramo on June 14, 2018

Two state championship teams will go at it Aug. 17, when Saint Louis and Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) play a rematch of last year’s 56-50 win by the Crusaders at Aloha Stadium. This year’s game will also be at Aloha Stadium, with a starting time to be determined. After Saint Louis’ victory over the Gauchos last year, the Crusaders won five games in a row to finish a 10-0 season as the state’s Open Division champion for the second year […]

VIDEO: GPA Showcase final day

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2018

Day two of the GPA Showcase football combine pitted many of the state’s top offensive and defensive linemen in battles before noted coaches like Jesse Sapolu, Maa Tanuvasa, Leo Goeas and Isaac Sopoaga. The finalists wound up in a final battle of the trenches at the close of the 2.5-hour session.

VIDEO: GPA Showcase OL, DL finalists

By Paul Honda on June 7, 2018

Moanalua defensive lineman Tupu Alualu and Kahuku offensive lineman Micah Soliai-Howlett were named the DL MVP and OL MVP, respectively, at the GPA Showcase football combine on Wednesday at Kamehameha.

GPA MVP de Laura ready to step in at Saint Louis

By Nick Abramo on June 7, 2018

Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura is biding his time. He’ll be a junior this fall and has never taken a varsity snap, yet he has one college Division I offer with another on the way. In addition, de Laura won the quarterback MVP at the GPA Football Showcase on Wednesday at Kamehameha’s Kunuiakea Stadium. Things appear to be lining up. The Vinny Passas quarterback lineage for the Crusaders appears like it will continue seamlessly. Passas is the quarterbacks coach […]

VIDEO: Horn, Sato, Erickson named specialist MVPs

By Paul Honda on June 6, 2018

Wednesday was a winning day for Tim Horn. The 6-foot-3 Punahou senior-to-be began the day with a call from the University of Washington, which offered him a football scholarship. That gives Horn, a placekicker, offers from three schools. The other two are Hawaii and Army. Then, in the afternoon under a blazing-hot sun at Kunuiakea Stadium, Horn was named most valuable player among the PKs. His classmate, Tyler Sato, was named the MVP Long Snapper by coaches. Kahuku’s 6-5 senior-to-be, […]

VIDEO: OL vs. DL at GPA Showcase

By Paul Honda on June 6, 2018

The two-day GPA Showcase at Kamehameha started on Tuesday. Paul Honda was there to watch some of the drills between the offensive and defensive linemen.