Polynesian Bowl selections: Who should make it?

Faatui Tuitele (Saint Louis), Taulia Tagovailoa (Thompson), Henry To'oto'o (De La Salle) and Puka Nacua (Orem) at a 2019 Polynesian Bowl press conference. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

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.

Over the next nine weeks, two players will be selected and announced every Thursday on Hawaii Prep World.

Currently there are 78 players who have already earned invitations.


Players from Hawaii high schools already selected are:


>> Jordan Botelho, LB, Saint Louis
>> Maceal Afaese, DE, Kapolei
>> Alaka’i Gilman, DB, Punahou
>> Nick Herbig, LB, Saint Louis
>> Solatoa Moea’i, OL, Punahou
>> Matt Sykes, WR, Saint Louis
>> Roman Wilson, WR, Saint Louis


The next two selections will be made on Thursday and the selection process will run until October.

Here’s your chance to make your voice heard. Reply in the comments section with your suggestions on who deserves to play in the fourth annual Polynesian Bowl all-star game.

COMMENTS

  1. Melissa Victor August 7, 2019 1:47 pm

    Aalona Monthiel —Roosevelt HS
    Isaac Kaleikau. —Roosevelt HS


  2. 808 August 7, 2019 1:49 pm

    Jonan “Bubba” Aina-Chavez


  3. Saber August 7, 2019 1:53 pm

    Shayden Tuzon
    OG/OT
    Campbell High School


  4. Steph August 7, 2019 2:12 pm

    Alex Muti – Konawaena HS


  5. HailFromDaNorth August 7, 2019 2:14 pm

    Kaonohi kaniho- Kahuku


  6. Jane Tiumalu August 7, 2019 2:16 pm

    Kalepo Fiaseu


  7. BigIsland808 August 7, 2019 2:22 pm

    Alex Muti – Konawaena HS
    Kilohana Haasenritter – Hilo HS


  8. KR Johnson August 7, 2019 2:34 pm

    De’zhaun Stribling- Kapolei High School
    Noa Bailey – Kapolei High School


  9. Skyhawks August 7, 2019 2:37 pm

    matagi dupont – C St. louis

    Brennen Eva- OL Kapolei


  10. ILH August 7, 2019 2:44 pm

    Do you have to be Polynesian to participate??


  11. Junior McMoore August 7, 2019 2:54 pm

    Faaope Laloulu-Farrington
    Bubba Aina-Chavez-Campbell
    Shepherd Kekahuna-Roosevelt


  12. Tia T afoa August 7, 2019 3:00 pm

    Vitale Afoa
    Filipo Afoa


  13. Leila August 7, 2019 3:00 pm

    Rashod Tanner- Moanalua HS
    Zachary Shiroma’s-Moanalua HS
    Aukai Grace- Moanalua HS
    Micah Kim- Mililani HS
    Rudy Kealohi-Moanalua HS
    Darius Johnson-Moanalua HS
    Jeremiah Tauai- Moanalua HS
    Christian Sison- Moanalua HS
    Jansen York-Moanalua HS


  14. suspense August 7, 2019 5:21 pm

    Saint Louis’ Mckenzie


  15. suspense August 7, 2019 5:23 pm

    Saint Louis’ Nishigaya


  16. TeamHawaii August 7, 2019 5:50 pm

    Kaonohi Kaniho – Kahuku
    Micah Soliai-Howlett- Kahuku
    Pokii Adkins Kupukaa – Campbell
    Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimala- Campbell
    Bubba Aina-Chaves- Campbell
    Stanley McKenzie – St. Louis
    Jayden Delaura – St. Louis
    Kamoi Latu- St. Louis
    Micah Lilo- Kamehameha
    Faaope Laloulu – Farrington
    Alex Muti- Konawaena
    Muelu Iosefa- Mililani
    De’zhaun Stripling – Kapolei
    Alfred Failauga- Waipahu


  17. C-Pop August 7, 2019 5:58 pm

    Alex Muti – Konawaena
    Alfred Failauga-Waipahu
    Haasenritter- Hilo


  18. 808 REPS August 7, 2019 6:10 pm

    KILOHANA HAASENRITTER – HILO HS
    5-11 190lb ATHLETE WR/DB C/O-2020


  19. Samoan Buckeye August 7, 2019 6:33 pm

    Tui Lai DT-Lahaina 3x state Champion, offers from BYU, N.Colorado, Dixie State


  20. Ty Tay August 7, 2019 7:21 pm

    Stanley McKenzie.. St. Louis..


  21. Mauve/Gold August 7, 2019 7:26 pm

    Jayden deLaura (Saint Louis)
    Koali Nishigaya ( Saint Louis)


  22. Shawn Lorenzo August 7, 2019 9:24 pm

    Kahu’ike “Rev” Lorenzo (Center) – Kamehameha


  23. ILH Punahou August 7, 2019 10:34 pm

    Punahou:

    #43 Legend Mautatia LB
    #4 Hiram Defries Saronitman DL
    #14 Hugh Brady QB
    #70 Trent Nomura OL
    #22 Koa Eldridge WR

    Watch the film or their highlights playing solid football against last season’s top recruits.


  24. Wayward Pineapple August 7, 2019 10:43 pm

    Adonnis Puou Waianae TE/OL. (Best TE in state)
    Jace Filipo Waianae C (best in state)


  25. Iolani One Team August 7, 2019 11:22 pm

    Carter Kamana (WR) – Iolani
    Meki “Lanakila” Pei (LB/DB) – Iolani


  26. IolaniOneTeam August 7, 2019 11:51 pm

    Carter Kamana (WR) – Iolani
    Meki “Lanakila” Pei (LB/DB) – Iolani
    Jonah Chong (QB) – Iolani


  27. KULI'OU'OU August 8, 2019 12:22 am

    Meki Lanakila Pei – ‘Iolani – DB
    Carter Kamana – Iolani – WR
    Jonah Chong – ‘Iolani – QB
    Kumakani Correa – KSK – WR


  28. IolaniOneTeam August 8, 2019 12:25 am

    Carter Kamana (WR) – Iolani
    Meki “Lanakila” Pei (LB/DB) – Iolani
    Jonah Chong (QB) – Iolani


  29. KULI'OU'OU August 8, 2019 12:28 am

    Meki Lanakila Pei – ‘Iolani – DB
    Carter Kamana – Iolani – WR
    Jonah Chong – ‘Iolani – QB
    Kumakani Correa – KSK – WR
    Kahuike Lorenzo – KSK -C


  30. ILH Punahou August 8, 2019 6:56 am

    Punahou:

    #4 Hiram Defries Saronitman DL
    #14 Hugh Brady QB
    #22 Koa Eldridge WR
    #70 Trent Nomura OL

    Based on last season’s performance of playing against Hawaii’s top recruits in the state.


  31. Braddah August 8, 2019 7:28 am

    Pokii Adkins Kupukaa-Campbell… best athlete in the state


  32. NikeElite 7×7 August 8, 2019 7:34 am

    Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa- JCHS…BESTVATHLETE IVE EVER SEEN


  33. Shellise Matagi August 8, 2019 8:39 am

    Alex Muti- Konawaena HS


  34. LB209 August 8, 2019 8:57 am

    Zack Orozco – Mililani


  35. SEAN K SPENCER August 8, 2019 9:02 am

    Saint Louis-Stanley McKenzie
    Saint Louis-Delaura, J.
    Farrington-Faope


  36. Mario August 8, 2019 9:26 am

    Alex Muti Konawaena Highschool


  37. 96795 Braddah August 8, 2019 9:48 am

    ILH Punahou –
    you forgot about RB Vincent Terrell


  38. 808Football August 8, 2019 10:47 am

    deLaura (Saint Louis)
    Latu (Saint Louis)
    Mckenzie (Saint Louis)
    Eldrige (Punahou)
    Ope (Farrington)


  39. Blessed August 8, 2019 1:23 pm

    JAKE TUATAGALOA- MILILANI
    SERG MUASAU- MILILANI


  40. Crusaders August 8, 2019 1:57 pm

    Kahekili Catrett (OL) Saint Louis
    Matagi DuPont (OL) Saint louis


  41. CynHyn August 8, 2019 5:02 pm

    Sol Jay Maiava. St.John D.C.


  42. Praise JESUS August 8, 2019 6:49 pm

    Shaydon Tuzon OL CAMPBELL


  43. Fatu Matagi August 9, 2019 7:01 am

    Alex Muti Konawaena Highschool


  44. Hearmeout August 31, 2019 8:36 am

    Jayden DeLaura


  45. 94 Block November 12, 2019 1:06 am

    Fiva Tulafale Linebacker for Waipahu


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