The Inaugural Polynesian Football Classic, a celebration of football, music and culture, will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017, Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada).
The Classic will feature four top-ranked high school teams steeped in a rich Polynesian football history from three different states. The two games will be Alta Hawks (Utah) vs. Liberty Patriots (Nevada) 3:30 PM PST and Bingham Miners (Utah) vs. Kahuku Red Raiders (Hawai`i) 8:00 PM PST.
Polynesian legend, Grammy-nominated musician Fiji The Artist will perform between games. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame is the official charitable partner of the Polynesian Football Classic.
“We are honored to be part of the inaugural Polynesian Football Classic,” said Alta Head Football Coach Alema Te’o. “It will be a great cultural experience and an exciting day of football.”
“The Polynesian Football Classic will be an outstanding platform to celebrate culture and provide additional exposure for our student-athletes,” said Kahuku Head Football Coach Makoa Freitas.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 1, 2017 via UNLVTickets.com.
ALTA HAWKS (Sandy, Utah)
2016 4A Semi-Finals
2016 Record (11-2)
Alema Te’o, Head Coach
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (Henderson, Nevada)
2016 4A State Champion Runner-up
2016 Record (12-2)
Rich Muraco, Head Coach
BINGHAM MINERS (South Jordan, Utah)
2016 5A State Champions
2016 Record (14-0)
John Lambourne, Head Coach
KAHUKU RED RAIDERS (Kahuku, Hawai`i)
2016 HHSAA State Champion Runner-up
2016 Record (11-2)
Makoa Freitas, Head Coach
Fiji is one of the biggest Polynesian artists of our time. His golden voice and musical blends have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Pacific Island Sound. A fusion of classic reggae, Hip-Hop, R & B and Jazz set Fiji apart as a performer. His unique style defies the idea of categorizing artists into a single genre of music, giving Fiji widespread appeal and capturing his array of musical influences.