Kahuku linebacker invited to Polynesian Bowl

Kahuku linebacker Fatu Atuaia sacked Campbell quarterback Krenston Kaipo in the first quarter of the Red Raiders' 42-7 win over the Sabers in the OIA semifinals. Photo by Marco Garcia/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

A third Kahuku football player has been invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl with the selection of linebacker Fatu Atuaia.

Atuaia, who is 6 feet and 225 pounds, has been a force in the middle of the Kahuku defense. In a 42-7 win over Campbell in the OIA semifinals, Atuaia had four tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception — all in the first half.

Atuaia joins running back Enoch Nawahine and defensive end Samson Reed as Red Raiders who have been selected to the high school football all-star game scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Aloha Stadium.

Kahuku will play Saint Louis for the Open Division state championship on Saturday night.

The following 29 players from Hawaii have been selected for the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. The final selection will be made tonight on the season-ending episode of Cover2: Hawaii High School Football Weekly at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2.

>> Scottie Agasiva, OL, Mililani
>> Fatu Atuaia, LB, Kahuku
>> Chevan Cordeiro, QB, Saint Louis (Hawaii)
>> Kukea Emmsley, DE, Kapolei (Boise State)
>> Aaron Faumui, DL, Kapolei
>> Justin Genovia, WR, ‘Iolani
>> Kahale Huddleston, RB, Hilo
>> Kalamaku Kuewa, DB, Kamehameha
>> Kana’i Mauga, LB, Waianae (USC)
>> Wembley Mailei, DB, St. Francis
>> Scott McLeod, WR, St. Francis
>> Kama Moore, DB, Saint Louis
>> Enoch Nawahine, RB, Kahuku
>> Jonah Panoke, WR, Saint Louis (Hawaii)
>> Noa Purcell, LB, Saint Louis
>> Mitchell Quinn, WR, Saint Louis
>> Samson Reed, DE, Kahuku (Virginia)
>> Rico Rosario, RB, Waianae
>> Rocky Savea, LB, Kapolei
>> Eliki Tanuvasa, OL, Saint Louis
>> Dylan Toilolo, DB, Kapolei
>> Isaiah Tufaga, DB, Saint Louis
>> Jalen Tuivaiave-Olomua, LB, Mililani
>> Zion Tupuola-Fetui, DL, Pearl City
>> Alama Uluave, OL, Punahou
>> Sione Veikoso, OL, Kailua
>> Jonah Welch, DE, Kamehameha
>> Noah Williams, OL, Mililani
>> Peyton Yanagi, LS, Saint Louis


  1. ALLILH November 16, 2017 2:25 pm

    Hey guys I’ll post for ANNYYYWAYYYS……

    Thats right rooted not recruited….don’t hate us because you can’t beat us!!!

    What a Child!!!

    Good Job Everyone that has the honor to play in any all-star team!

  2. rrforlifebaby November 16, 2017 3:51 pm

    Way to go Fatu!!

  3. Choloropicrin November 16, 2017 6:59 pm

    That kid is a beast!! Now can Toto Mailo get an invite?

  4. Kali hi Pride November 16, 2017 7:10 pm

    Could somebody check out that Nose Guard of Farrington HS…#90.
    Foi Sila… He’s legit player…or give Farrington an offer.

  5. Douglas Hu November 16, 2017 8:30 pm

    Congratulations, Fatu! Solid player! Agree with 4, Sila sounds like a good choice!

  6. ##vicramos## November 17, 2017 12:44 am

    What about the guy from farrington the middle linebacker! I think his name is blessed I don’t know his last name but this guy can hit … I think this guy should have been the defense player of the year ….invited to the Polynesian Bowl!!!!

  7. Big P November 17, 2017 2:51 am

    Isaac Sevao was unblockable n was one of top d tackles in the state. Led or in top 3 in tfl’s n sacks despite missing 3 games ( Kaiser, Moanalua, Radford ) n that’s as an interior lineman. Give this kid his props, I’d put this kid up against any lineman in the state. Congrats 2 all the kids that have been selected 2 these games.

  8. Kamehameha#1 November 17, 2017 9:19 am

    Second year in a row Kamehameha has no offensive player invited. How funny cause they were the only team that came the closest to beating st. louis. How can you leave the Apo kid from Kamehameha out? That kid is a smart football player! If I was coach Abu, I woild be a little irritated. Just my Opinion!

  9. 88 November 17, 2017 4:58 pm

    This kid is alright. He wasn’t half the man I was though. If had internet during my time, I guaranz would have been playing on Sundays. Yeah, I was that good. I made Itula Mili look ordinary when I locked him up.

  10. Choloropicrin November 17, 2017 6:51 pm

    What about #37 from farrrington? He deserves to be in it.

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