Punahou duo, Sarono added to Polynesian Bowl

Kapolei receiver Jaymin Sarono, who caught four touchdown passes in a win over Punahou, has accepted an invite to play in the Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei receiver Jaymin Sarono, who caught four touchdown passes in a win over Punahou, has accepted an invite to play in the Polynesian Bowl. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Punahou quarterback Nick Kapule and wide receiver Ethan Takeyama, along with Kapolei receiver Jaymin Sarono, have all accepted invites to play in the Polynesian Bowl on Jan. 21, 2017, at Aloha Stadium.

The bowl game will announce the additions on Tuesday.

Kapule (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) finished the season completing 60 percent (177-for-295) of his passes for 2,798 yards and 31 touchdowns with nine interceptions.


Kapule, who holds an offer from Hawaii, had two 400-yard passing games in his career and holds the ILH Division I record with 495 yards passing in a game against Saint Louis earlier this season.


Takeyama (5-10, 162) led the Buffanblu with 931 receiving yards on 52 receptions with nine touchdowns. He had a career-high 215 receiving yards in a win over Kamehameha as a junior.


Sarono (5-10, 185) became the first Hawaii high school player with 100 receptions in a season in Saturday’s 33-21 win over Punahou. He had nine catches for 87 yards and four touchdowns against the Buffanblu to give him 1,056 receiving yards and 101 receptions on the season with 21 touchdowns.

There are now 16 high school seniors from Hawaii that have accepted invites to play in the game.

COMMENTS

  1. Chloropicrin November 8, 2016 9:34 am

    Right on Jaymin!! Straight up baller like your dad!!


  2. 89 November 8, 2016 8:25 pm

    Probably one of the best if not the best reciever in the state. This kid is a beast!


  3. AOK November 8, 2016 8:27 pm

    I’m gonna agree to disagree: Takeyama


  4. TheHeartlessPrick November 9, 2016 12:25 pm

    Hope this boy can bring his cocky attitude & celebration dances for Kahuku.

    My prediction:
    “NO FLY ZONE”


  5. Searider86 November 9, 2016 2:34 pm

    Yeah…I try to root for all kids who work hard. This kid, though…tough to root for. I’m more for the humble ballers regardless of what teams they represent. Saw that he received some recognition on ScoringLive. Hurts his team because of breaking team rules when they needed him the most. Not a fan of those types of kids. He talks about how much Taulia has improved. Kind of makes me laugh. Kapolei’s receivers (including this kid) dropped somewhere around a thousand balls this year. Humility is good…


  6. TheHeartlessPrick November 9, 2016 3:34 pm

    Searider86 November 9, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    Yeah…I try to root for all kids who work hard. This kid, though…tough to root for. I’m more for the humble ballers regardless of what teams they represent. Saw that he received some recognition on ScoringLive. Hurts his team because of breaking team rules when they needed him the most. Not a fan of those types of kids. He talks about how much Taulia has improved. Kind of makes me laugh. Kapolei’s receivers (including this kid) dropped somewhere around a thousand balls this year. Humility is good…

    I agree.
    The kid gotta tone it down a notch. Animated on everytime he scores or touches the ball. Hope Mr.Hot Shot got enough sack to man up to these physical RR DB’s. They are gonna bang him up. #NoFlyZone


  7. Homegrown November 9, 2016 9:42 pm

    Didn’t want to single the kid out but looks like somebody already did.lol. Kid got skills and not shy about showing it. Taunting the Punahou crowd, shrugging his shoulders, etc. Good luck this week!


  8. TheHeartlessPrick November 10, 2016 11:11 am

    Homegrown November 9, 2016 at 9:42 pm
    Didn’t want to single the kid out but looks like somebody already did.lol. Kid got skills and not shy about showing it. Taunting the Punahou crowd, shrugging his shoulders, etc. Good luck this week!

    Kid is gonna get introduced to Humble Pie soon. Kahuku secondary must be licking their chops.


  9. RidgeRunnerE-5 November 10, 2016 12:54 pm

    I wouldn’t say it’s Kahuku’s secondary that Kapolei should worry about. It’s their defensive front that will pester Taulia all night and cause him to make sloppy passes.


  10. oia#1 November 10, 2016 8:09 pm

    Yes very cocky, he would talk alotta trash to players and taunt the crowds. He catches alot of balls but drop alot aswell. Breaking team rules tells you a lil about character. Hope he can be more humble on the field and off, good luck to both teams.


  11. 89 November 10, 2016 11:47 pm

    Not sure how this kid is off the field but he plays with an attitude on the field. Not all kids are humble. Maybe this is just how Sarono plays! Who cares if he’s cocky? Mililani had a cocky reciever in Kalakaua Timoteo and he played the part. All I know is that this kid has over 100 receptions this season. No one ever in the history of high school football in Hawaii has done that. He is at the top. Everybody has their own opinion about who’s the top reciever in the state and that’s fine. I’m just calling it how I see it. Best of luck to all the teams that are still in the playoffs. Kahuku Nation I know you guys thinking yah we will shut down Sarono!! Lol. Kahuku probably will shut down Sarono and that Kapolei offense and most definitely repeat as Champions!! But Good luck to all the teams that are still in it.


  12. TheHeartlessPrick November 11, 2016 12:44 pm

    89 November 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm
    Not sure how this kid is off the field but he plays with an attitude on the field. Not all kids are humble. Maybe this is just how Sarono plays! Who cares if he’s cocky? Mililani had a cocky reciever in Kalakaua Timoteo and he played the part. All I know is that this kid has over 100 receptions this season. No one ever in the history of high school football in Hawaii has done that. He is at the top. Everybody has their own opinion about who’s the top reciever in the state and that’s fine. I’m just calling it how I see it. Best of luck to all the teams that are still in the playoffs. Kahuku Nation I know you guys thinking yah we will shut down Sarono!! Lol. Kahuku probably will shut down Sarono and that Kapolei offense and most definitely repeat as Champions!! But Good luck to all the teams that are still in it.

    100 receptions?? Kapolei played nobody their whole regular season maybe Waianae at best. They pass every down & that is why they have the most yards passing & receiving. Tonight will be the rise of getting June Jones system exposed once again. Kahuku is going to tighten.the screws tonight


  13. 89 November 13, 2016 9:15 am

    Heartlessprick- Yes 100 receptions!! St. Louis of old passed almost all game and nobody came close to 100 receptions. Back in 89-90 when Kahuku had Mark Atuaia and he had all those yards. He was still getting carries well into the 4th quarter against teams like Waialua,Kalani and Kalaheo and they were blowing them out.but what happened when he played St. Louis? He had only 30 somewhat yards. Don’t get me wrong. Atuaia was a good running back but he didn’t show anything for it against the best in the state. Same as Sarono!! He did have a touchdown and 12 receptions to add to his total. Anyways good luck to St.Louis and Kahuku.


  14. 88 November 13, 2016 5:10 pm

    Mark never played the 2nd half of games in blowouts. If he did he would have set a rushing record that would probably be unbreakable.


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