Farrington to play in Polynesian Football Classic

Farrington will participate in the Polynesian Football Classic in Las Vegas in September against Carson (Calif.). Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Farrington is one of 10 schools which will participate in the Polynesian Football Classic in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 and 8.

The Governors will face Carson (Calif.) in one of four games on Sept. 8 at Liberty High School.

The night before, Liberty will host a game against IMG Academy (Fla.), which finished this past season ranked No. 2 in the country behind Mater Dei (Calif.).

The other games announced as part of the showcase are Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Faith Lutheran (Nev.) and Bingham (Utah) vs. Mountain Pointe (Ariz.). A fifth game will be announced at a later date.

Kahuku played in the inaugural Polynesian Football Classic in 2017, losing 17-0 to Bingham (Utah).

Farrington, which will play its first game on the mainland since 1979, finished 5-5 and advanced to the OIA quarterfinals last season. The Carson Colts finished 8-4 and made the semifinals of the Los Angeles City Section Open Division.

Carson visited Oahu last season and lost 33-10 to Kamehameha at Kunuiakea Stadium. Former Kahuku head coach Vavae Tata was an assistant on head coach Arnold Ale‘s staff at Carson.

Farrington hasn’t played a mainland opponent since losing 27-0 to Morse (Calif.) at Aloha Stadium in August 1996. The Govs are 3-5 against mainland opponents since 1973.

Since 1973
8/24/1996 Morse (Calif.) L 0 27
8/26/1995 Orange Glenn (Calif.) L 13 20
8/27/1994 Bonita Vista (Calif.) W 12 0
8/31/1991 Morse (Calif.) L 15 41
8/30/1990 Montclair Prep (Calif.) W 28 7
9/7/1979 at Ponderosa (Calif.) L 0 11
9/6/1975 Ponderosa (Calif.) W 21 0
9/8/1973 Serra (Calif) L 0 20


  1. Simple Simon February 20, 2018 9:46 am

    Kalofae Farrington 😥

  2. KOH I NOR February 20, 2018 1:35 pm

    Sleeping bags when they go to the school to play? They lack funds.

  3. Hmmm? February 20, 2018 2:41 pm

    Good thing their AD is football coordinator, so they can “fit” this game in their schedule…..

  4. ??? February 20, 2018 3:33 pm

    Can we send a passing team instead of another Run Heavy team that makes Hawaii look like a caveman offense!

  5. Will February 20, 2018 3:37 pm

    As long as Okimoto is the COACH, they’ll be middle of the pack, and can’t win the big one!

  6. Red Raider Alumni February 20, 2018 7:16 pm

    Good Luck Govs…Win or Lose ,should be an exciting trip for the boys as well as your community…Paint” The Strip” Maroon and White…Have fun and Represent…808

  7. amela February 20, 2018 8:30 pm

    How did Nevada get to use the name “Polynesian Football”?

  8. Awrite!! February 20, 2018 9:48 pm

    Great things that the PHFF committee is doing to help the exposure and opportunities for poly football players.

  9. hawaiipono February 21, 2018 3:16 am

    No scaid ’em, Govs……..go get em!!!

  10. pukalani Boy February 21, 2018 5:47 pm

    Go Govs represent 808!!!

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