This week Polynesian Bowl 2023 invited three more new players to the game: two from Hawaii and one from Hawaii.
Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman Receiver Three Priestoriginally from Hawaii, he was joined by quarterback from Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou. John-Kiv Sagapolutele and Honolulu (HI) defenseman Punahou Travis Ross.
Teacher three stars in the 247Sports Composite industry rankings, ranking him 177th nationally and 10th in Nevada in the composite rankings, while 247Sports also ranked him 10th. He is committed to Wisconsin. Kekahuna was recently named the MVP of the 2022 Polynesian Football Classic Offensive.
Sagapolutele is three stars in the 247Sports Composite industry ranking, cranked 85th in national quarterback rankings and 11th in the state of Hawaii in 2023.
Ross is yet to be ranked in the 247Sports Composite.
The 2023 Polynesian Bowl includes Early Invitations. Dante Moore, Malachi Nelson, Nikolai Yamaleva, Zachariah Branch, Francis Mauigoa, David Hicks, Nichols Harbor, Reuben Owens, Duce Robinson, Matio Huiagalelei, Joenel Aguero, Bravion Rogers, police lemon, Jayden Wayne, Jayden Rashad, Yurrion Dickey, Jason Moore, DeAndre Moore Jr., Help Achan, Riley Williams as well as Caleb Herring.
The Polynesian Bowl kicked off in 2017 with the former Stanford all-rounder. Connor Weddington first offensive MVP and former Iowa quarterback AJ Epens Defense MVP. The 2018 game was the second year and former cornerback for Washington. Kyler Gordon and current quarterback for Stanford Tanner McKee were named Co-MVPs. The 2019 game featured Washington linebacker. Daniel Heimuli and BYU receiver Puka Nakua, earn co-MVP awards. The 2020 game featured a BYU quarterback. Sol-Jay Mayava and Washington defensive end Like win co-MVP. In 2021, Jackson State freshman. Travis Hunter was offensive MVP while a Maryland freshman Jayshawn Barham took home defense MVP awards.
The sixth tournament of the Polynesian Bowl is scheduled for January 20, 2023 in Honolulu and will be broadcast on NFL Network television.
For a look at the 2023 Polynesian Bowl lineup, go here.