JPS to host 2nd Paradise Football Classic


The second annual Paradise Football Classic will be held Jan. 12 and 14 at Aloha Stadium and will be televised by OC-16.

Put on by Junior Prep Sports, the four-team tournament will again feature two teams from Hawaii, a team from Northern California and one from Samoa.

The high school teams will feature both seniors and underclassmen to ensure the best student-athletes are given an opportunity to gain exposure and represent their community.

The two Hawaii teams will revealed at an event at the Pagoda Hotel on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

Kailua coach Hau’oli Wong will head up the West team with a staff that will include Bryant Moniz (offensive coordinator), Wes Tufaga (defensive coordinator), Kevin Pagan (offensive line), Lon Passos (receivers), Fred Salanoa (receivers), Ron Lee (receivers), Joel Lane (receivers), Tupu Alulau (running backs), Nelson Maeda (defensive backs), Wendell Say (linebackers), Guyes Galdeira (linebackers), Vavae Tata (defensive line), Robin Kami (defensive line).

The East team will be coached by Kapolei’s Darren Hernandez. His staff will include Amosa Amosa (offensive coordinator), Bryson Carvalho (running backs), Andrew Manley (quarterbacks), Kana Kawai (receivers), Rickey Lumford (receivers), Al Kaaihue (offensive line), Reggie Torres (offensive line), Richard Torres (defensive backs), Walter Young (linebackers) and Mose Tuia (defensive line).

Last year, Hawaii West defeated American Samoa 47-22 in the championship game. Saint Louis’ Tua Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes and Farrington’s Challen Faamatau rushed for 59 yards and two scores in the win.


  1. Keichaun Parker April 26, 2017 5:51 pm

    Would like to participate. Please and thank god

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