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Polynesian Bowl stars: Expect Demond Demas and Kris Hutson to excel in college

By Nick Abramo on January 19, 2020

Demond Demas and Kris Hutson are outspoken. They can talk. Their performances are big-time. Expect to see both on your television screens on Saturday mornings in the near future. Demas’ story is filled with intrigue. He didn’t play at all in his senior season, until Saturday night’s Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium. He was ineligible to play in Texas due to a transfer, but, as he said last night, the transfer was not for athletic reasons. Nonetheless, Demas will be […]

LIVE BLOG: 2020 Polynesian Bowl

By Paul Honda on January 18, 2020

Team Mauka 20, Team Makai 13, final Uiagalelei takes a knee and the 2020 Polynesian Bowl comes to a close. Here we go with McQuarrie at QB for Makai. Completion, 17 yards to the 42. They huddle and it’s 1:25 and counting. High pass to TE Mark Redman, but Pei is there with the hit. Next pass to Hutson, Pei with the hit again, incomplete. Then McQuarrie is sacked by Saint Louis’ Stanley McKenzie, and the trench men dance at […]

VIDEO: Skywalking Texas A&M-bound WR Demond Demas on life lessons

By Paul Honda on January 17, 2020

Demond Demas, rated No. 2 in the nation among wide receivers, had to sit out his senior football season after transferring and being ruled ineligible. The experience didn’t deter him. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior, who is headed to Texas A&M, practiced and worked out every day, and he finally gets to play again in the Polynesian Bowl on Saturday.


Saint Louis’ Stanley McKenzie plans to ‘bring it’ at Cal

By Nick Abramo on January 16, 2020

Saint Louis defensive tackle Stanley McKenzie usually goes big with everything he does. >> Plug up the line in the middle, deny the run and chase the quarterback? Got it. >> Bring his big bat to the plate for the Crusaders’ baseball team? Sure thing. >> Pile up 11 Division I college football offers from all across the country? You bet. >> Be a major part of Saint Louis’ resurgence as the team to beat in Hawaii, with four state […]

Punahou’s Alaka’i Gilman takes ‘education first’ idea to college at Stanford

By Nick Abramo on January 15, 2020

Alaka’i Gilman‘s father teaches student-athletes about leadership and the value of an education as a director of an organization called Education 1st Hawaii. A standout Punahou safety, Alaka’i has obviously learned some things from pops, Asai Gilman. He’s going to Stanford — one of the top academic universities in the country — to continue his education and his football playing career. “It was a big decision. College is a big decision for all of us here,” Alaka’i Gilman said after […]

Nothing ‘unofficial’ about St. John Bosco’s national title says receiver Kris Hutson

By Nick Abramo on January 15, 2020

There is no official national championship in high school football, but don’t tell that to Kris Hutson of St. John Bosco. When the wide receiver was asked about the Braves’ status as unofficial champions of the country, Hutson immediately fired back, “What do you mean, unofficial? “It’s official. We’re said and done. Everybody refused to play us. We asked St. Thomas Aquinas and Duncanville, Texas, to play us for the national championship. We asked. They didn’t play. We beat Mater […]

Former Kahuku QB Sol-Jay Maiava returns home for the Polynesian Bowl

By Nick Abramo on January 15, 2020

Former Kahuku star quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava is back in town. On Thursday, the dual-threat QB was with his Team Mauka teammates practicing for Saturday’s fourth-annual Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium. It will be his last high school game, and it won’t be long before he is suiting up for BYU. “It was probably the best decision I’ve made in my life,” Maiava said at Thursday’s practice at the stadium about his choice to transfer to St. John’s College High School […]

Newly crowned national champion Breiden Fehoko of LSU to play in Hula Bowl

By Billy Hull on January 14, 2020

For the first time since 2008, the Hula Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium and a Farrington alum who has had a pretty good week will be playing in the game. LSU’s Breiden Fehoko, who won a national championship with the Tigers on Monday in a 42-25 win over Clemson, has accepted an invite to the game the bowl announced tonight on social media. The Hula Bowl is proud to announce that Breiden Fehoko has agreed to play in […]

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