‘Iolani gets its first 2020 Polynesian Bowl All-Star

‘Iolani’s Lanakila Pei has been named a 2020 Polynesian Bowl All-Star.

The 6-foot, 180-pound safety is the Raiders’ third selection ever to the Polynesian Bowl.

Punter Evan Minami (2017) and receiver Justin Genovia (2018) played in previous games.

Pei is the 21st player from a Hawaii high school selected to the 2020 game. The other players are Saint Louis linebackers Jordan Botelho and Nick Herbig and defensive tackle Stanley McKenzie, Punahou defensive back Alaka’i Gilman and offensive lineman Solatoa Moea’i, Saint Louis receivers Roman Wilson and Matt Sykes, Kahuku offensive lineman Micah Soliai Howlett and cornerback Kaonohi Kaniho, Mililani linebackers Muelu Iosefa and Bam Amina, defensive lineman Shane Kady and offensive lineman Sergio Muasau, Farrington offensive lineman Faaope Laloulu, Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura and safety Kamo’i Latu, Waipahu running back Alfred Failauga, Campbell two-way standout Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala, Konawaena linebacker Alex Muti and Kapolei defensive end Maceal Afaese.

Saint Louis leads the way with seven players selected to the 2020 game followed by Mililani (four), Kahuku and Punahou (two) and Farrington, Campbell, Kapolei, Waipahu, Konawaena and now ‘Iolani (one).

Two more players from Hawaii will be announced next Thursday.

The 2020 Polynesian Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 18, at Aloha Stadium featuring 100 of the best high school football players in the country. The majority of the players will be of Polynesian ancestry.

For a current list of players selected to the game, click here.


  1. Mahatma Gandhi September 19, 2019 4:59 pm

    Iolani Black raiders. They was once the “Red Raiders”. Red has been relegated to a minor color. Black is now Iolani’s dominant color.

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