The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has announced its five finalists for the inaugural Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian senior high school football player.
The five Finalists are: quarterback Chevan Cordeiro (St. Louis School; Honolulu, Hawaii), linebacker Palaie Gaoteote (Bishop Gorman High School; Las Vegas, Nevada), athlete Talanoa Hufanga (Crescent Valley High School; Corvallis, Oregon), athlete Brandon Kaho (Reno High School; Reno, Nevada) and linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu (Mater Dei High School; Santa Ana, California).
The Finalists were selected from a Watch List of more than 50 players.
“The Polynesian influence in football is rapidly expanding and at an all-time high,” said Jesse Sapolu, Chairman and Co-Founder. “This award showcases the immense talent of our Polynesian student-athletes in high school football today.”
The Finalists were selected from a Watch List of more than 50 players and will be recognized during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend. The Player of the Year will be announced at the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner on January 19 and at halftime of the Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 20.