Kamehameha linebacker added to Polynesian Bowl

Kamehameha linebacker Hoku Arias, a 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker who is a candidate for the Star-Advertiser’s All-State defensive player of the year award, has been named a Polynesian Bowl All Star today.

The leader in the middle of Kamehameha’s defense, Arias made his presence known from the opening game of the season, when he had three sacks in a win over Kapolei. He’s got seven total sacks for the season and has also blocked a punt and forced two fumbles, including a strip-sack against Waianae that led to a TD.

He’s also carried the ball twice on offense and scored touchdowns both times.

Arias is the second player from Kamehameha selected to the Polynesian Bowl, joining offensive lineman Lokahi Pauole.

The third annual Polynesian Bowl, a high school football all-star game featuring the top seniors in the country, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Aloha Stadium.

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

Another selection from Hawaii will be announced by the Polynesian Bowl later today.

Kamehameha linebacker Hoku Arias (35) celebrated one of this two touchdowns this season with offensive linemen Kalani Kamakawiwoole (11) and Kuao Peihopa (58). Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


  1. Kamehameha #! October 19, 2018 4:31 am

    Its about time! Tiger Petersen belongs with that group too! Tiger is the best defensive back in Hawaii high school.

  2. Not Me October 20, 2018 9:23 am

    Kupono Blake, Akalea Kapono and Tiger Peterson D1 offers should get invited to join Lokahi Pauole another D1 offer . Must have reason why D1 college wants these guys. Put the best on the field.

  3. Kamehameha #! October 25, 2018 11:37 am

    Strongly agree that Kupono and Akalea belong there but I wouldn’t be surprise if they get left off. Abu has to do a better job advocating or speaking up for the Hawaiians!

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