Polynesian Bowl

A.J. Epenesa shared a laugh with Ma'a Tanuvasa after winning defensive player of the game honors at the inaugural Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
A.J. Epenesa shared a laugh with Ma’a Tanuvasa after winning defensive player of the game honors at the inaugural Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The Polynesian Bowl is an annual high school football all-star game held at Aloha Stadium every January featuring the top high school seniors in the country. The majority of the approximately 100 kids selected are of Polynesian ancestry.

The first game was held on January 21, 2017, with Team Stanley, captained by Ronnie Stanley, defeating Team Mariota, captained by Marcus Mariota, after Punahou’s Jeff Chan kicked a 20-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining for a 9-7 win.

Team Makai defeated Team Mauka 31-14 in the 2018 game with Lompac (Calif.) running back Toa Taua rushing for two second-half touchdowns to lead Makai.

The 2019 game will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Aloha Stadium.

2019 Roster

Updated: Sep. 20, 2019
FIRSTLASTHSHTWTPOSCommitment
ChuckAlatiniTimpview (Utah)6-2250DEBYU
AntonioAlfanoColonia (N.J.)6-4285DTAlabama
HankBachmeierMurrieta Valley (Calif.)6-3188QBBoise State
MarquezBeasonDuncanville (Tex.)5-10177WRIllinois
DiwunBlackOsceola (Fla.)6-3216ILBFlorida
KhrisBogleCardinal Gibbons (Fla.)6-3200WR
ColbyBowmanSt. John Bosco (Calif.)6-3190WRStanford
BransonBraggCrandall (Tex.)6-4308CStanford
JirehlBrockQuincy (Ill.)5-11195RBIowa State
JuliusBuelowKapolei6-8320OT
SteeleChambersBlessed Trinity Catholic (Ga.)6-2215RBOhio State
BrendonClarkManchester (Va.)6-2217QBNotre Dame
DukeClemensPunahou6-3268OGUCLA
ZekeCorrellAnderson (Ohio)6-4285OGNotre Dame
JeremiahCriddellMater Dei (Calif.)5-11188SOregon
NickCrossDeMatha Catholic (Md.)6-0207SFlorida State
EvanDavisCrest (N.C.)5-9167KToledo
SeanDollarsMater Dei (Calif.)5-10185RBOregon
JohnDunmoreChaminade-Madonna (Fla.)6-2172WRPenn State
D'VonElliesMcDonogh (Md.)6-2280DT
TausiliFiatoaKahuku6-2230DEBYU
DevynFordNorth Stafford (Va.)5-11195RBPenn State
KyleFordOrange Lutheran (Calif.)6-2212WR
IsaiahFoskeyDe La Salle (Calif.)6-5233TE
MaseFunaMater Dei (Calif.)6-2245OLBOregon
DillonGabrielMililani6-0190QBArmy
RylandGoedeKennesaw Mountain (Ga.)6-7235TEGeorgia
RalenGoforthSt. John Bosco (Calif.)6-2224OLB
GrantGunnellSt. Pius X (Ariz.)6-6222QBArizona
GinoQuinonesSaint Louis6-3270DLUSC
DanielHeimuliMenlo-Atherton (Calif.)6-2225ILB
DeMarccoHellamsDeMatha Catholic (Md.)6-1203SAlabama
ElijahHigginsBowie (Tex.)6-3214WR
GeorgeHolaniSt. John Bosco (Calif.)6-0193RB
TimothyHornPunahou6-3200KWashington
SiakiIkaEast (Utah)6-3351DT
GilesJacksonFreedom (Calif.)5-8175RB
AustinJonesBishop O'Dowd (Calif.)5-10190RBStanford
NathanielKalepoRainier Beach (Wash.)6-6329OTWashington
Cam'RonKellyOscar Smith (Va.)6-1190ATHAuburn
JackLandherrChino Hills (Calif.)6-2220LS
LolaniLangiBingham (Utah)6-2223OLB
LaiatuLatuJesuit (Calif.)6-4237DE
SataoaLaumeaEisenhower Senior (Calif.)6-4305OG
DevontaLeeAmite (La.)6-2212WR
TrevenMa'aeBishop Gorman (Nev.)6-4240DEOregon
KaulanaMakaulaPunahou6-3195DB
BruMcCoyMater Dei (Calif.)6-2212WR
AustinMcNamaraHighland (Ariz.)6-4165P
PakaNacuaOrem (Utah)6-2190WRUSC
MoaNgaluMenlo-Atherton (Calif.)6-2280DTWashington
SamaPa'amaKaimuki6-5335DTWashington
JoshuaPakolaSt. Francis (Calif.)6-3267DE
TreyPalmerKentwood (La.)6-0179WRLSU
KanePattersonChrist Presbyterian (Tenn.)6-1225ILBClemson
LokahiPauoleKamehameha6-4295OL
SimotePepaBingham (Utah)6-2295DT
MycahPittmanCalabaas (Calif.)5-11195WROregon
NoaPola-GatesWilliams Field (Ariz.)6-2180S
SuaavaPotiSt. John Bosco (Calif.)6-3285DTOregon
WillPutnamPlant (Fla.)6-4280OG
EthanRaeOrange Lutheran (Calif.)6-4240TEUSC
JasonRodriguezOak Hills (Calif.)6-6326OTUSC
IsaiahRutherfordJesuit (Calif.)6-0174CB
LoganSagapoluSkyridge (Utah)6-3340C
SimonSamarzichUpland (Calif.)6-0220LSWashington State
JoshSanguinettiFort Lauderdale (Fla.)5-11171S
EddieSiaumauLeone (Samoa)6-2210SArizona
TristanSinclairSan Ramon Valley (Calif.)6-1202ATHStanford
IshmaelSopsherAmite (Calif.)6-3334DT
DonteStarksJohn Ehret (La.)6-1225LBLSU
ChrisSteeleSt. John Bosco (Calif.)6-1187CBUSC
JuniorTafunaBingham (Utah)6-3220OLB
TauliaTagovailoaThompson (Ala.)5-11203QBAlabama
MaristTalavouSt. John Bosco (Calif.)6-3316OGUtah
JonahTauanu'uNarbonne (Calif.)6-5317OLOregon
KardellThomasSouthern U. Lab (La.)6-3356OLLSU
HenryTo'oto'oDe La Salle (Calif.)6-2230OLB
ManinoaTufonoPunahou6-3225ILBUSC
FaatuiTuiteleSaint Louis6-4299DT
AlphonzoTuputalaFederal Way (Wash.)6-3240ILBWashington
AsaTurnerCarlsbad (Calif.)6-4215ATHWashington
SioneVakiLiberty (Calif.)6-0190S
EnokkVimahiKahuku6-4281OL
CaedanWallaceHun (N.J.)6-5307OGPenn State
StaceyWilkinsCamden Fairview (Ark.)6-6271DTOklahoma
BrianWilliamsBishop Dunne (Tex.)6-0211STexas A&M
IsaiahWilliamsTrinity Catholic (Mo.)5-9170QBIllinois
JamesonWilliamsCardinal Ritter (Mo.)6-1169WR
MaxWilliamsJunipero Serra (Calif.)5-8173CB
MykaelWrightValencia (Calif.)5-11180CBOregon

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2018

LIVE BLOG: 2018 Polynesian Bowl
PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Polynesian Bowl
Polynesian Bowl roster
Cordeiro to start in Polynesian Bowl
VIDEO: Cordeiro after Polynesian Bowl
Fun and fundamentals at Polynesian Bowl practice
Polynesian Bowl unveils 2018 helmet
Polynesian Bowl to host showcase for seniors

2017

LIVE BLOG: 2017 Polynesian Bowl
PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Polynesian Bowl
Epenesa stands out in inaugural Polynesian Bowl
Polynesian Bowl built for success

Team Stanley celebrated after time ran out in a 9-7 win over Team Mariota in the 2017 Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Team Stanley celebrated after time ran out in a 9-7 win over Team Mariota in the 2017 Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington running back Challen Faamatau was brought down by Servite cornerback Keith Taylor. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington running back Challen Faamatau was brought down by Servite cornerback Keith Taylor. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Sumner running back Connor Wedington, named offensive MVP, cut between Kahuku linebacker Sioeli Naupoto and and Saint Louis safety Jalen Saole. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Sumner running back Connor Wedington, named offensive MVP, cut between Kahuku linebacker Sioeli Naupoto and and Saint Louis safety Jalen Saole. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Offensive players with Hawaii ties on Team Mariota posed for a photo at the draft party Monday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Offensive players with Hawaii ties on Team Mariota posed for a photo at the draft party Monday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Defensive players with Hawaii ties on Team Mariota posed for a shot at the Polynesian Bowl draft party. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Defensive players with Hawaii ties on Team Mariota posed for a shot at the Polynesian Bowl draft party. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.