Saint Louis OL invited to Polynesian Bowl

Offensive lineman Eliki Tanuvasa, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound starting center for the No. 1-ranked Saint Louis Crusaders, has been invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl.

Tanuvasa, an honorable mention All-State selection as a junior, is the seventh Crusader selected to the annual high school football all-star game for seniors only, joining quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, receiver Jonah Panoke, long snapper Peyton Yanagi, linebacker Noa Purcell and defensive backs Kama Moore and Isaiah Tufaga.

Tanuvasa is the anchor of an offensive line that has paved the way for the Crusaders to average 318 passing yards and 115 rushing yards per game.

Saint Louis, the defending Division I-Open state champion, has won 13 games in a row dating back to last season.

The 2018 Polynesian Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 20 at Aloha Stadium.

Tanuvasa, who holds a scholarship offer from Army, is the 23rd selection from Hawaii. Seven more selections will be made over the next three weeks, including tonight on Cover2: Hawaii High School Football Weekly at 9:30 p.m. on KHON2.

For a complete list of players selected, check out our Polynesian Bowl page.


  1. ??? October 26, 2017 11:53 am

    Congratulations to the young man; but 7 players from one team is TOO Much for an all star game! There is enough talent around to spread the wealth to all schools.
    Just another way to stop parents from transferring their kids to the top football schools..

  2. dafun October 26, 2017 3:15 pm

    gosh just shut up man. another public school person dissing private school and making like they want to take the kids away from their parts of the island. it’s called parents sending their kids to private schools and paying the price for it. so just shut up already

  3. DaPapa October 26, 2017 6:14 pm

    Steady and strong up the middle, team leader, three year starter, outstanding student…very deserving of this selection! Congrats Eliki.

  4. Choloropicrin October 26, 2017 9:38 pm

    #37 from Farrington needs to be in the game, Toto Mailo from Waianae is another one that needs to be in.

  5. amela October 26, 2017 9:55 pm

    #1 team in the state of course they’re going to have a bunch selected.

  6. RR4LIFE living the lie October 26, 2017 10:26 pm

    Their second string would start and shine at any of the D2 schools

  7. Recruit dis October 27, 2017 9:45 am

    #6 you mean any d1 schools .

  8. ??? October 27, 2017 11:25 am

    Wah, wah, wah. Just shut up already? LMAO
    The truth hurts ahh Boy!!!

  9. Dafun October 27, 2017 3:09 pm

    Well your team ain’t #1 so when they’re #1, you can talk

  10. ANONYMOUS October 29, 2017 7:13 pm

    Invite #23 Chayce Morgan from Nanakuli High School. The kid is relentless and has good football I.Q. Even though their team has a losing record, #23 did it all for them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email