2 Red Raiders among 4 added to Poly Bowl

Kahuku safety Codie Sauvao forced a fumble in a game against Leilehua this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku safety Codie Sauvao forced a fumble in a game against Leilehua this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The inaugural Polynesian Bowl continues to fill out its roster with the addition of four more players from Hawaii.

Kahuku safety Codie Sauvao and linebacker Sioeli Naupoto have accepted invites as has Punahou kicker Jeff Chan and Saint Louis defensive back Jalen Saole.

The bowl is expected to officially announce those additions today.

Saole made two solo tackles and helped hold Kahuku without a pass completion in Saint Louis’ 30-14 win over the Red Raiders in the Open Division state final on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Naupoto tied for a team-high with nine tackles and had Kahuku’s only sack against Saint Louis while Sauvao finished with eight tackles and forced a fumble.

The Polynesian Bowl, a high school football all-star game for current seniors, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 at Aloha Stadium and will be televised to the mainland on ESPN3.

Here’s every player from Hawaii who has accepted an invite to the game:
Kesi Ah-Hoy, DB, Kahuku
Feleti Afemui, LB, Maui
Andrew Aleki, LB, Kamehameha
Jeff Chan, K, Punahou
Challen Faamatau, RB, Farrington
Mango Finau, OL, Baldwin
Nick Kapule, QB, Punahou
Kishaun Ki, DL, Campbell
Onesimus Lutu-Clarke, OL, Waianae
Michael Minihan, OL, Saint Louis
Sioeli Naupoto, LB, Kahuku
Stokes Nihipali-Botelho, DB, Kahuku
Ryan Ramones, WR, Moanalua
Jalen Saole, DB, Saint Louis
Jaymin Sarono, WR, Kapolei
Codie Sauvao, DB, Kahuku
Isaac Slade-Matautia, LB, Saint Louis
Miki Suguturaga, DL, Punahou
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DL, Kapolei
Ethan Takeyama, WR, Punahou
Mo Unutoa, OL, Kapaa
Aliki Vimahi, DL, Kahuku
Charles Watson, DB, Leilehua
*’Iolani WR Justin Genovia has been promised an invite to the 2018 game.

View the Polynesian Bowl web site here


  1. RidgeRunnerE-5 November 21, 2016 10:00 am

    Ryan Ramones, representing Polynesia from Managua, Nicaragua.

  2. Oia#1 November 21, 2016 10:16 am

    Lol e-5!!

  3. hwnstyll November 23, 2016 9:37 am

    Chan and Takeyama, so much for Polynesian bowl. Nothing against these kids but Cmon guys no Poly’s just as deserving?

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