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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 […]

Q&A: Kapolei three-sport standout De’Zhaun Stribling

By Paul Honda on January 14, 2020

North Carolina. South Carolina. California. Florida. Kapolei Middle School. The journey of De’Zhaun Stribling is only beginning, even though a close friend, Ikari Stokes, advises Stribling to choose Hawaii over San Jose State. Stribling had big season at wide receiver for the Hurricanes with 64 catches for 872 yards and nine TDs. His focus this week is the Polynesian Bowl. “I’m ready for the competition against all these big names. The level it’s at means a lot. The bowl itself […]

2020 Polynesian Bowl rosters set

By Billy Hull on January 13, 2020

It’s Polynesian Bowl week in Hawaii with players arriving today and beginning practice on Tuesday at Aloha Stadium. Below are the official rosters selected at tonight’s draft party. The game will take place Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Team Makai Team Mauka

Kohala coach Chad Atkins receives letter saying he will not be reinstated as football coach

By Nick Abramo on January 10, 2020

Kohala’s Chad Atkins received a letter from principal Amy Stafford informing him that he will not be reinstated to the position of football coach. The letter, dated Dec. 20, came during Atkins’ struggle to get his job back. “When I told people about the letter, they said to me, ‘Oh, so you were fired,” Atkins said Thursday. That was meant in a light-hearted way despite the seriousness of the situation because even though Atkins said he was told by athletic […]

Tua Tagovailoa to attend Polynesian Bowl, serve as honorary captain

By Billy Hull on January 8, 2020

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who announced Monday he will forego his final year of eligibility at Alabama and enter the 2020 NFL Draft, will serve as one of two honorary captains and attend the 2020 Polynesian Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Aloha Stadium. Tagovailoa and Iowa’s AJ Epenesa, who was named the defensive player of the game at the inaugural Polynesian Bowl in 2017, will be the two honorary captains and attend pregame festivities. Rosters for the game will be […]