Polynesian Bowl continues to grow

Farrington running back Challen Faamatau enters the state tournament leading the state in rushing yards. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Farrington running back Challen Faamatau enters the state tournament leading the state in rushing yards. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The inaugural Polynesian Bowl scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 at Aloha Stadium is continuing to grow.

The game has secured commitments from 68 players, including 14 currently playing for Hawaii high schools. Nineteen states are represented with 19 players currently listed in ESPN’s top 300.

Farrington running back Challen Faamatau, who leads the state with 1,187 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns entering the state tournament, accepted an invite this week.


He joins the following list of players already committed from Hawaii.
Kesi Ah-Hoy, DB, Kahuku
Feleti Afemui, LB, Maui
Andrew Aleki, LB, Kamehameha
Michael Minihan, OL, Saint Louis
Stokes Nihipali-Botelho, DB, Kahuku
Ryan Ramones, WR, Moanalua
Isaac Slade-Matautia, LB, Saint Louis
Miki Suguturaga, DL, Punahou
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Saint Louis
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DL, Kapolei
Mo Unutoa, OL, Kapaa
Aliki Vimahi, DL, Kahuku
Charles Watson, DB, Leilehua


A total of 18 Pac-12 commits, five Big Ten commits, three ACC commits and three SEC commits are already announced with undecided players to announce their college choices throughout the game.

The game expects to add as many as 20 more high school seniors with announcements to come on a weekly basis.

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