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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 […]

St. John Bosco LB Danny Lockhart Jr. using Polynesian Bowl to work toward dream

By Paul Honda on January 14, 2020

The world of high school football converges with college football in an environment like the Polynesian Bowl. Nobody knows this better, perhaps, than Danny Lockhart Jr. He was a standout at Citrus Valley (Calif.), and in an effort to gain more exposure to recruiters, transferred to St. John Bosco before senior year. Lockhart became a cog in the Braves’ defense, helping the powerhouse make a run to the national title. That included a stop in the islands, where Bosco defeated […]

Jayden de Laura still waiting for Nick Rolovich’s hire at WSU to sink in

By Paul Honda on January 14, 2020

When Washington State coach Mike Leach left for Mississippi State recently, recruits like Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura did a double take. However, the hubbub surrounding the departure of Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich to Washington State is a bit zanier to get wrapped around. Less than 24 hours after learning about the change in Pullman, Wash., de Laura has been able to digest the whiplash events, right? “Not really,” he said. “But you’ve got to do what’s best for […]

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