2020 Game Highlights

2020 MVPs
MVPs Sol-Jay Maiava and Meki Pei

The 2020 Polynesian Bowl was played at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, January 18. Team Makua (Mountain, white jerseys) scored a touchdown with under two minutes remaining to come away with a 20-13 victory over Team Makai (Ocean, blue jerseys). A Polynesian Bowl record of 9,427 were in attendance for the game, which was broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

Quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava (St. John’s College Prep, DC; BYU commit) of Team Mauka was named the Offensive MVP. Maiava completed 8-10 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. He was also his team’s leading rusher, and scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Iolani School (Hawaii) safety Meki Pei had two interceptions and was named the game’s defensive MVP. Pei also posted a game-high seven solo tackles. Pei was not committed to a college prior to the game, but immediately received an offer from the University of Hawaii following the Polynesian Bowl.

Other top performers included:

  • Texas A&M WR signee Demond Demas (Tomball, TX) had a highlight reel run-after-the-catch on the game’s first touchdown for Team Mauka.
  • The top rated LB in the country, Justin Flowe (Upland, CA; Oregon signee) had six tackles, a sack and a tackle-for-loss for Team Makai.
  • For Mauka, DJ Uiagalelei (St. John Bosco, CA; Clemson signee), completed a game-high 10 passes for 125 yards.
  • UCLA QB signee Parker McQuarrie was 8-12 for 83 yards and a touchdown for Team Makai.
  • LSU LB signee Antoine Sampah (Woodbridge, VA) had nine total tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for Team Mauka.
  • University of Texas RB signee Bijan Robinson had 51 total yards and a touchdown for Team Makai.
  • QB Jayden De Laura (Saint Louis School, HI; Washington State Commit) had a game-high 139 passing yards for Team for Team Makai.
2020 Coaches Steve Spurrier and Frank Beamer

2020 Polynesian Bowl Roster

  • Sam Adams, II

    Sam Adams, II Player Background

    RB, Eastside Catholic, WA
    Washington commit

  • Maceal Afaese

    Maceal Afaese Player Background

    DE, Kapolei, HI
    Oregon commit
    Hawaiian & Samoan Ancestry

  • Bam Amina

    Bam Amina Player Background

    LB, Mililani, HI
    Colorado State commit
    Hawaiian & Samoan Ancestry

  • Moon Ashby

    Moon Ashby Player Background

    LB, Valley Christian, CA
    Washington State commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Robby Ashford

    Robby Ashford Player Background

    QB, Hoover, AL
    Oregon commit

  • Reece Atteberry

    Reece Atteberry Player Background

    OT, Eaglecrest, CO
    Michigan commit

  • Tosh Baker

    Tosh Baker Player Background

    OT, Pinnacle, AZ
    Notre Dame commit

  • Tyler Baron

    Tyler Baron Player Background

    DE, Knoxville Catholic, TN
    Tennessee commit

  • Kevin Bauman

    Kevin Bauman Player Background

    TE, Red Bank Catholic, NJ
    Notre Dame commit

  • Jalen Berger

    Jalen Berger Player Background

    RB, Don Bosco Prep, NJ
    Wisconsin commit

  • LV Bunkley-Shelton

    LV Bunkley-Shelton Player Background

    WR, Junipero Serra, CA
    Arizona State commit

  • Michael Carmody

    Michael Carmody Player Background

    OT, Mars Area, PA
    Notre Dame commit

  • Owen Daffer

    Owen Daffer Player Background

    K/P, New Hanover, NC

  • Jayden De Laura

    Jayden De Laura Player Background

    QB, Saint Louis School, HI
    Washington State commit
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Hiram Defries-Saronitman

    Hiram Defries-Saronitman Player Background

    LB, Punahou School, HI
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Demond Demas

    Demond Demas Player Background

    WR Tomball, TX
    Texas A&M commit

  • Prince Dorbah

    Prince Dorbah Player Background

    LB, Highland Park, TX
    Texas commit

  • Ezra Evaimalo

    Ezra Evaimalo Player Background

    LB, Kamehameha Schools, HI
    Hawai'i commit
    Hawaiian & Samoan Ancestry

  • Alfred Failauga

    Alfred Failauga Player Background

    RB, Waipahu, HI
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Fa’alili Fa’amoe

    Fa’alili Fa’amoe Player Background

    ATH, Leone, American Samoa
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Van Fillinger

    Van Fillinger Player Background

    DE, Corner Canyon, UT
    Utah commit

  • Justin Flowe

    Justin Flowe Player Background

    LB, Upland, CA
    Oregon commit

  • Sione Fotu

    Sione Fotu Player Background

    ILB, Bingham, UT
    Utah commit
    Samoan & Tongan Ancestry

  • Taliese Fuaga

    Taliese Fuaga Player Background

    OT, Mount Tahoma, WA
    Samoan Ancestry
    Oregon State commit

  • Kobah Fuamatu

    Kobah Fuamatu Player Background

    LB, Mater Dei, CA
    Samoan Ancestry
    San Diego State commit

  • Jacob Garcia

    Jacob Garcia Player Background

    LS, Servite, CA

  • Andrew Gentry

    Andrew Gentry Player Background

    OT, Columbine, CO
    Virginia commit

  • Alaka'i Gilman

    Alaka Player Background

    S, Punahou School, HI
    Stanford commit
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Reggie Grimes, II

    Reggie Grimes, II Player Background

    DE, Ravenwood, TN
    OKlahoma commit

  • Kilohana Haasenritter

    Kilohana Haasenritter Player Background

    WR, Hilo, HI
    Hawai'i commit
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Kilohana Haasenritter

    Kilohana Haasenritter Player Background

    WR, Hilo, HI
    Hawai'i commit
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Geirean Hatchett

    Geirean Hatchett Player Background

    OG, Ferndale, WA
    Washington commit

  • Ayden Hector

    Ayden Hector Player Background

    CB, Eastside Catholic, WA
    Stanford commit

  • AJ Henning

    AJ Henning Player Background

    WR, Lincoln-Way East, IL
    Michigan commit

  • Malik Hornsby

    Malik Hornsby Player Background

    QB, Fort Bend Marshall, TX

  • John Humphrey

    John Humphrey Player Background

    CB, John Muir, CA
    UCLA commit

  • John Humphreys

    John Humphreys Player Background

    WR, Corona Del Mar, CA
    Stanford commit

  • Muelu Iosefa

    Muelu Iosefa Player Background

    LB, Mililani, HI
    California commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Rakim Jarrett

    Rakim Jarrett Player Background

    WR, Saint John's College Prep, DC
    Maryland commit

  • Shane Kady

    Shane Kady Player Background

    DE Mililani, HI
    Oregon State commit

  • Vai Kaho

    Vai Kaho Player Background

    LB, Bishop Manogue, NV
    San Diego State commit
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Aidan Keanaaina

    Aidan Keanaaina Player Background

    DT, J.K. Mullen, CO
    Notre Dame commit
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Faaope Laloulu

    Faaope Laloulu Player Background

    OT, Farrington, HI
    Oregon commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Kamo'i Latu

    Kamo Player Background

    S, St. Louis School, HI
    Utah commit
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Keshawn Lawrence

    Keshawn Lawrence Player Background

    S, Ensworth, TN
    Tennessee commit

  • Chad Lindberg

    Chad Lindberg Player Background

    4 OT
    Clear Creek, TX
    Georgia commit

  • Marcus Lombard

    Marcus Lombard Player Background

    OC, Kahuku, HI
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Sol-Jay Maiava

    Sol-Jay Maiava Player Background

    QB, Saint John's College Prep, DC
    BYU commit
    Hawaiian, Samoan & Tongan Ancestry

  • Dontae Manning

    Dontae Manning Player Background

    CB, Raytown, MO
    Oregon commit

  • Leroy Manogiamanu

    Leroy Manogiamanu Player Background

    DE, Bartlett, AK
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Leonard Manuel

    Leonard Manuel Player Background

    WR, Stranahan, FL
    Florida commit

  • Tai Marks

    Tai Marks Player Background

    OC, Mater Dei, CA
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Braiden McGregor

    Braiden McGregor Player Background

    DE, Port Huron Northern, MI
    Michigan commit

  • Stanley McKenzie

    Stanley McKenzie Player Background

    DE, St. Louis School, HI
    California commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Parker McQuarrie

    Parker McQuarrie Player Background

    QB, St. Paul's School, NH
    UCLA commit

  • Drake Metcalf

    Drake Metcalf Player Background

    OG, St. John Bosco, CA
    Stanford commit

  • Solatoa Moea`i

    Solatoa Moea`i Player Background

    OT, Punahou School, HI
    Utah commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala

    Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala Player Background

    WR, James Campbell, HI
    Hawai'i commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Jordan Morant

    Jordan Morant Player Background

    S, Bergen Catholic, NJ
    Michigan commit

  • Sergio Muasau

    Sergio Muasau Player Background

    OG, Mililani, HI
    Hawai'i commit
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Kalel Mullings

    Kalel Mullings Player Background

    LB, Milton Academy, MA
    Michigan commit

  • Myles Murao

    Myles Murao Player Background

    OG, Mater Dei, CA
    Washington commit

  • Myles Murphy

    Myles Murphy Player Background

    DE, Dudley, NC
    North Carolina commit

  • Alex Muti

    Alex Muti Player Background

    LB, Konawaena, HI
    BYU commit
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Koali Nishigaya

    Koali Nishigaya Player Background

    WR, Saint Louis School, HI
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Meki Pei

    Meki Pei Player Background

    S, 'Iolani School, HI
    Washington commit
    Hawaiian & Samoan Ancestry

  • Kobe Pepe

    Kobe Pepe Player Background

    DE, St John Bosco, CA
    USC commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Logan Pili

    Logan Pili Player Background

    S, Timpview, UT
    BYU commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Ioholani Raass

    Ioholani Raass Player Background

    DE, Skyridge, UT
    UCLA commit
    Hawaiian, Samoan & Tongan Ancestry

  • Ikaika Ragsdale

    Ikaika Ragsdale Player Background

    RB, Bishop Gorman, NV
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Mark Redman

    Mark Redman Player Background

    TE, Corona del Mar, CA
    Washington commit

  • Bijan Robinson

    Bijan Robinson Player Background

    RB, Salpointe Catholic, AZ
    Texas commit

  • D.J. Rogers

    D.J. Rogers Player Background

    TE, Eastside Catholic, WA
    California commit

  • Levi Rogers

    Levi Rogers Player Background

    OG, Woodinville, WA
    Stanford commit

  • Roger Rosengarten

    Roger Rosengarten Player Background

    OT, Valor Christian, CO
    Washington commit

  • Joe Royer

    Joe Royer Player Background

    TE, Elder, OH
    Ohio State commit

  • Antoine Sampah

    Antoine Sampah Player Background

    ILB, Woodbridge, VA
    LSU commit

  • Bodie Schoonover

    Bodie Schoonover Player Background

    OLB, American Fork, UT
    BYU commit
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Jake Seibert

    Jake Seibert Player Background

    K/P, LaSalle, OH
    Ohio State commit

  • Jamar Sekona

    Jamar Sekona Player Background

    DT, Marin Catholic, CA
    USC commit
    Samoan & Tongan Ancestry

  • Noah Sewell

    Noah Sewell Player Background

    LB, Orem, UT
    Samoan Ancestry
    Oregon commit

  • Micah Soliai-Howlett

    Micah Soliai-Howlett Player Background

    OL, Kahuku, HI
    Hawai’i commit
    Hawaiian, Samoan & Tongan Ancestry

  • De'Zhaun Ryan Stribling

    De Player Background

    WR, Kapolei, HI
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Mathyus Sua

    Mathyus Sua Player Background

    OG, Bishop Gorman, NV
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Matt Sykes

    Matt Sykes Player Background

    WR, St. Louis School, HI
    UCLA commit

  • Keanu Tanuvasa

    Keanu Tanuvasa Player Background

    DE, Mission Viejo, CA
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Gregory Tarr

    Gregory Tarr Player Background

    LS, Romeo, MI
    Michigan commit

  • Lawrance Toafili

    Lawrance Toafili Player Background

    RB, Pinellas Park, FL
    Florida State commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Tuli Tuipulotu

    Tuli Tuipulotu Player Background

    DE, Lawndale, CA
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Nofoafia Tulafono

    Nofoafia Tulafono Player Background

    OG, Oak Hills, CA
    Wyoming commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Sefita Tupe

    Sefita Tupe Player Background

    DT, Mater Dei, CA
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Chris Tyree

    Chris Tyree Player Background

    RB, Thomas Dale, VA
    Notre Dame commit

  • DJ Uiagalelei

    DJ Uiagalelei Player Background

    QB, St. John Bosco, CA
    Clemson commit
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Paula Vaipulu

    Paula Vaipulu Player Background

    OC, Channelview, TX
    Georgia Tech commit
    Tongan Ancestry

  • Mose Vavao

    Mose Vavao Player Background

    OT, St. Francis, CA
    Samoan Ancestry
    Fresno State commit

  • Belford Viali

    Belford Viali Player Background

    ATH, St Josephs College Prep, American Samoa
    Samoan Ancestry

  • Macen Williams

    Macen Williams Player Background

    CB, Narbonne, CA
    Arizona State commit
    Hawaiian Ancestry

  • Tae Williams

    Tae Williams Player Background

    S, Deland, FL

  • Johnny Wilson

    Johnny Wilson Player Background

    WR, Calabasas, CA
    Arizona State commit

  • Roman Wilson

    Roman Wilson Player Background

    WR, St. Louis School, HI
    Michigan commit

  • Jack Yary

    Jack Yary Player Background

    TE, Murrieta Valley, CA