The Polynesian Bowl has selected its first 2020 All-Star from the neighbor islands.
Konawaena defnesive end/linebacker Alex Muti, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound BYU commit, has been added to the 2020 game.
Muti is the second Wildcat to be selected to the Polynesian Bowl, now in its fourth year, joining quarterback Austin Ewing, who was 2-for-4 passing for 40 yards in the 2018 game.
Other players from the neighbor islands selected to the game are Baldwin’s Mango Finau (2017), Maui’s Feleti Afemui (2017), Kapaa’s Mo Unutoa (2017), Hilo’s Kahale Huddleston (2018) and Kapaa’s Elijah Unutoa (2019).
The other 19 players selected to the 2020 game from Hawaii high schools are Saint Louis linebackers Jordan Botelho and Nick Herbig and defensive tackle Stanley McKenzie, Punahou defensive back Alaka’i Gilman and offensive lineman Solatoa Moea’i, Saint Louis receivers Roman Wilson and Matt Sykes, Kahuku offensive lineman Micah Soliai Howlett and cornerback Kaonohi Kaniho, Mililani linebackers Muelu Iosefa and Bam Amina, defensive lineman Shane Kady and offensive lineman Sergio Muasau, Farrington offensive lineman Faaope Laloulu, Saint Louis quarterback Jayden de Laura and safety Kamo’i Latu, Waipahu running back Alfred Failauga, Campbell two-way standout Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala and Kapolei defensive end Maceal Afaese.
Saint Louis leads the way with seven players selected to the 2020 game followed by Mililani (four), Kahuku and Punahou (two) and Farrington, Campbell, Kapolei, Waipahu and now Konawaena (one).
Another player from Hawaii will be announced shortly.
The 2020 Polynesian Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 18, at Aloha Stadium featuring 100 of the best high school football players in the country. The majority of the players will be of Polynesian ancestry.
For a current list of players selected to the game, click here.