Kapolei DB invited to 2018 Polynesian Bowl

Kapolei senior Dylan Toilolo has been invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

Kapolei senior Dylan Toilolo, who played on both offense and defense for the Hurricanes this season, has been invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl.

Toilolo, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety who has also played linebacker and running back, was an All-State first team selection as a junior linebacker at Saint Louis.

He transferred to Kapolei just prior to the start of the season and helped the Hurricanes advance to the OIA quarterfinals before losing to Kahuku.

He also dabbled at running back and averaged 6.7 yards per carry, finishing second on the team in rushing with 117 yards.

Toilolo is the fourth player from the Kapolei defense invited to the game, joining defensive tackle Aaron Faumui, defensive end Kukea Emmsley and linebacker Rocky Savea.

The 2018 Polynesian Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 20, at Aloha Stadium.

For a complete list of players selected, click here.

Three more selections will be made from Hawaii. The next announcement is tonight on Cover2: Hawaii High School Football Weekly at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2.


  1. Rahjaaa November 9, 2017 12:53 pm

    Maka Soa Motupaka Fakatoumasi! Invite those 4 boys, they deserve to compete with the best ! Congratz Toilolo!!!

  2. Alpha November 9, 2017 1:16 pm

    Yesss, congrats.

  3. Auwe November 9, 2017 2:56 pm

    The Poly Bowl is becoming the “Politics Bowl”. Yes most of these kids are all Legit, but it feels like some kids are getting chosen just because of the team that they are on. Dont get me wrong, This Toilolo kid is the real deal, but some of the other choices are strictly based off of popularity. I feel that other kids who dont go to big name schools should get some recognition and the shot that they deserve. Look at Neighbor island teams or even consider kids at smaller schools perhaps? The voters need to realize that some of the best players in the state are from smaller D1/D2 schools. Faufata-Pedrina and Arecchi have lead their team to a 10-3 Record. Iolani’s QB Mizutani leads the state in total offense. Kona’s Ewing has dominated D1 competition. Where’s the love for these kids? These boys can ball too. Its not their fault that they dont get as much exposure as these Big school kids get.

  4. Douglas Hu November 9, 2017 3:44 pm

    Unknowns in D1/Open probably puts up better numbers on those lesser division schools than the kids you mentioned. That’s why they’re not considered.

  5. Alpha November 9, 2017 5:45 pm

    @auwe. . . Not taking away from those you mentioned, but they would have to put up triple the numbers they already have. D1/Open on Oahu is totally different animal then outer island, and for Mizutani, it’s tough being he plays for Iolani and you also have Cordeiro and Barber playing in the ilh. The standard to make this roster is pretty high. Their are 3 other all star games being played here as well, Jps senior bowl Nov 24th, Life Champion Bowl on Kauai Dec2, Jps classic in January. Maybe they’ll make those rosters.

  6. Auwe II November 9, 2017 8:36 pm

    I agreed with Auwe…
    The Poly Bowl is WhoYouKnowBowl.. They should have there own selectors to go out to schools and check the status of players, special their grades but not hand picked by there Coaches… Because some Coaches is., if you don’t blow you don’t go..
    We should concentrate to 1Senior Bowl for high schools.
    What happen to East play West?. Samoan Bowl?. All Star?. JPS?.. etc.

    God Bless our HighSchoolFootBallPlayers.

  7. Alpha November 9, 2017 9:53 pm

    @auwe2. . . You say God bless our high school football players but you asking that we concentrate on 1 senior bowl? Again, the more chances the kids get the better, if you only had 1 then imagine all the kids who would have gotten left out. And are you 100% accurate with how the selection process is being made? Or just assuming? When you say “we should concentrate” who the hell is “we”, and “Because some Coaches is., if you don’t blow you don’t go..” what are you accusing the coaches of here. Now the JPS senior classic next month will have 2 games 4pm will be the div1 and the open (red vs blue) at 7. Back when there was only 1 senior game, there was only Oahu players playing and good luck making that roster if you was white or blue division.

  8. coach tino November 10, 2017 1:19 am

    proud of u dylan …..theres soo much talented kids all across the state from the smallest to the biggest schools . i just hope n pray that the ppl responsible for picking or selecting our athletes are fair and honest . congratulations to all players #chase ur dreams# the school don’t make the player #

  9. ??? November 10, 2017 8:22 am

    We already told you this is a Poly All-Star game for all, NOT a Punahou showcase!
    Grow up…
    Congrats Dylan.

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