Nick Herbig, Koali Nishigaya named Aloha Classic MVP’s

Rich Miano, left, and Saint Louis coach Cal Lee, right, surrounded Aloha Classic MVP's Nick Herbig on defense and Koali Nishigaya on offense. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis linebacker Nick Herbig and receiver Koali Nishigaya were named most valuable players of the Aloha Football Classic.

The duo was presented with awards by game organizer Rich Miano prior to practice on Tuesday.

Herbig scored on defense after recovering a fumble he helped cause and Nishigaya caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 31-19 win over Bishop Gorman on Friday at Aloha Stadium.

Rich Miano, right, with defensive MVP of the Aloha Football Classic Nick Herbig. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Rich Miano, right, presented Saint Louis receiver Koali Nishigaya with offensive MVP honors of the Aloha Football Classic. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.


  1. ??? September 4, 2019 12:18 pm

    Can you please ask Mr. Miano at $15 a ticket to get into either football game, that’s over $225,000 dollars, (15,000 fans). Where is this money being used?
    Not including $8 parking and $15 plate lunches!
    I feel $10 would have been appropriate maybe $15 for a double header.

  2. NorthShoreFan September 4, 2019 1:02 pm

    Try factoring in rental to use the stadium, personnel to man the stadium, travel cost etc…Parking and plate lunch go to the vendors.
    $15 to watch a match up like this too expensive?…..nah

  3. Suspense September 4, 2019 1:38 pm

    Saint Louis’ Hawaii best slots for the 2020 Polynesian Bowl: Nishigaya and Silva.

  4. ??? September 4, 2019 1:54 pm

    Maybe u can break it down for us since u know details?

  5. ItIsWhatItIs September 4, 2019 2:07 pm

    I would have loved a double header! But $15 for the 1 game wasn’t too bad. BG & STL split some of the profits is cool with me too. What ever it takes for our local schools to continue to draw mainland schools. Exposure for our local kids!!

  6. Ilh September 4, 2019 3:12 pm

    Well worth the $15, Go Crusaders.

  7. Ilh September 4, 2019 3:16 pm

    ???, Maybe not worth it for you because you are a hater of St. Louis and Bishop Gorman lost, we know you want the opponent to beat St. Louis

  8. PawnGorman September 4, 2019 3:32 pm

    Nishigaya a good player no doubt, but that Mililani kid had eight catches for almost 150 yards and 2 touchdowns

  9. 808 September 4, 2019 4:05 pm

    The stadium game $15 was a little steep but it matched the 2 high profiled teams and the venue in regards of St. Louis and BG

    What it didn’t match up was the Liberty vs. Mililani game. That game they should of charged at least $10. $15 for that game was not worth it.

  10. 94 September 4, 2019 4:13 pm

    808 paying $15 to watch Mililani play was worth the watch especially how they played that night. Watching that defense play and how the offense turn around and dominated was worth watching for $15. They play St. Boscoe I could imagine it will be the same price also. Go Trojans…

  11. 808 September 4, 2019 5:47 pm


    One game is at Aloha stadium for $15
    The other game is at Mililani for $15

    That’s what I meant. Don’t charge both games $15 when one game obviously has the BIGGER SPOTLIGHT. They should of had both games at the stadium.

  12. 808 September 4, 2019 5:51 pm

    Aloha Football Classic also said No to any sponsor Live Streams for the game and declined OC 16 from broadcasting.

    They knew what they were doing. They tried to collect as much money as possible.

  13. 94 September 4, 2019 6:28 pm

    808 ahhhhhh got you. Yah that didn’t make sense unless it was a package deal to bring both team from Vegas so StL could play Gorman.

  14. ??? September 4, 2019 9:16 pm

    Haha, even if Gorman won it wasn’t worth $15. I had to bring my 7 kids so it cost me over $200 including parking & food.
    No student discount, no military discount, no senior discount, no family package. “Auwe” where the money going TMT?

  15. Nate September 5, 2019 6:45 am

    Mahalo Coach Rich and the Polynesian Bowl for bringing down these Nevada teams and creating the Aloha Classic. I’m sure most would agree, would’ve been a lot better for everyone to have a double header at Aloha Stadium. Maybe in 2020?

  16. Ilh September 5, 2019 6:52 am

    ???, that’s your problem you have a big family, and would cost you over $200, I don’t hear anybody else complaining about there big family going to the game.

  17. 96730to89 September 5, 2019 7:48 am

    $15 for each game was fine by most. No one forced anybody to attend the game. They advertised the game would $15 beforehand. If the price was that big of a deal you should have sat this one out.

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