Kapolei linebacker Omar Mareko has accepted an invite to the 2017 Polynesian Bowl, increasing the total of players from Hawaii selected to the game to 34.
Mareko was a key part of a Hurricanes defense that helped Kapolei finish 10-3 this season. The Hurricanes finished No. 3 in the final Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 rankings — their highest finish in school history — and advanced to the semifinals of the Open Division state tournament.
Also, Saint Louis head coach Cal Lee and former NFL and UH offensive lineman Leo Goeas have been added to Dick Tomey‘s coaching staff. Tomey will coach Team Stanley against Team Mariota, led by ex-Hawaii coach June Jones.
The game also added ESPN 300 linebacker Joshua Ross, a four-star recruit who has committed to Michigan.
The 2017 Polynesian Bowl will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Aloha Stadium and be televised to the mainland on ESPN3.
Here’s every player from Hawaii who has accepted an invite to the game:
Kesi Ah-Hoy, DB, Kahuku
Feleti Afemui, LB, Maui
Andrew Aleki, LB, Kamehameha
Jeff Chan, K, Punahou
Challen Faamatau, RB, Farrington
Mango Finau, OL, Baldwin
Vili Fisiiahi, OL, Kahuku
Isaiah Jackson, DB, Moanalua
Nick Kapule, QB, Punahou
Kekaula Kaniho, DB, Kahuku
Kishaun Ki, DL, Campbell
Leonard Lee, DB, Kapolei
Onesimus Lutu-Clarke, OL, Waianae
Omar Mareko, LB, Kapolei
Evan Minami, K/P, ‘Iolani
Michael Minihan, OL, Saint Louis
Sioeli Naupoto, LB, Kahuku
Stokes Nihipali-Botelho, DB, Kahuku
Nakoa Pauole, DL, Kamehameha
Ryan Ramones, WR, Moanalua
Jacob-Drew Russell, OL, Saint Louis
Jalen Saole, DB, Saint Louis
Jaymin Sarono, WR, Kapolei
Codie Sauvao, DB, Kahuku
Isaac Slade-Matautia, LB, Saint Louis
Miki Suguturaga, DL, Punahou
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DL, Kapolei
Ethan Takeyama, WR, Punahou
Jack-Eli Tufono, OL, Punahou
Mo Unutoa, OL, Kapaa
Andrew Valladares, WR, Mililani
Aliki Vimahi, DL, Kahuku
Charles Watson, DB, Leilehua
*’Iolani WR Justin Genovia has been promised an invite to the 2018 game.