Straight From The Bush: Punahou’s Uluave selected for Polynesian Bowl
Punahou offensive lineman Alama Uluave is the sixth player from Hawaii to be invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. Uluave, whose announcement first came on the 6 p.m. KHON2 newscast, joins Kapolei’sKukea Emmsley, who was selected earlier today, as the newest additions to the high school football all-star game set for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Aloha Stadium.
Uluave, who is 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, has the most offers of any current uncommitted senior in Hawaii. His offer sheet lists Air Force, Army, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Syracuse, Texas Tech, UNLV and Washington State. Uluave’s brother, Semisi, is a 6-foot-5, 345-pound junior offensive lineman at Cal. “It’s good to have an older brother like Semisi. He really paved the way for me and my younger siblings and also for offensive lineman out of Punahou and just Hawaii athletes in general,” Alama Uluave said Tuesday. “It’s just exciting and it’s an honor just to be looked at as one of the highest prospects in Hawaii.” The Buffanblu, currently ranked third in the state, play Torrey Pines (Calif.) on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Punahou knocked off Moanalua in its nonleague opener to start the season, 35-7.
Alana is the son of Class of 1989 grad Semisi Uluave.