Polynesian Bowl to host showcase for seniors

Quarterback Connor Neville waited for head coach June Jones to call a play in the 2017 Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Polynesian Bowl week in Hawaii has added an extra event for current high school seniors looking to earn a scholarship opportunity in college.

With the help of Friends of Hawaii Charities, the Polynesian Bowl Senior Showcase will take place Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Saint Louis School.

According to a press release, “travel, time zones and other logistical challenges make it difficult for Hawai’i players to realize their dream of playing college football as a vehicle to pursue their education. Our goal is to increase the number of scholarships offered and to help level the playing field.”

A minimum of 20 NCAA Division II and III, NAIA and Junior College coaches are expected to attend the event.

The bowl game says, “coaches will be vetted with emphasis on their willingness and ability to
provide scholarships and financial aid to Hawai’i seniors. Travel stipends and complimentary
tickets to the Polynesian Bowl will be provided to ensure increased participation.”

All Hawaii high schools with a football program have an open invitation to send any seniors who are not NCAA Division I verbal commitments to attend. Polynesian Bowl coaches will lead the showcase.

The schedule is below.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 (St. Louis School)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Introductions
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Player Warm-ups
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Combine Drills
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Polynesian Bowl Coaches Position Drills
11:00 a.m. – Noon College Coaches Individual Drills


  1. Mose Tuia December 15, 2017 9:56 pm

    I am interested in registering my seniors for this showcase.

  2. William Maiava December 20, 2017 5:55 pm

    Please contact me via email, got a few questions.

  3. Hiram Anakalea January 9, 2018 8:15 pm

    Please contact me via email.

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