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SAMOAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett
(AP) — The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice. No long throws downfield. Mostly halfback dives into the line. There are so many issues that must be addressed with the opening of team facilities across the nation. Just because a handful of clubs...
Rob Ruck
Pullman, WASHINGTON — Samoans and football. It’s a pairing that is much more complex than a simple write up, but is, at the very least, fodder for discussion on any number of issues, such as diversity, over and under representation in sport, the warrior image, stereotypes, and the role of money. “...
Pictured are some of the sons of Samoa who are currently on the roster, with MSSU running back coach, Keiki Misipeka (far right); academic support specialist, Rachel Jennings (far left) - both natives of American Samoa - and head coach Jeff Sims (middle row, center).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For years, Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) head coach Jeff Sims has had Polynesian players on his team’s roster. It was only a matter of time before he would come to the islands to see what gives these players their edge. Along with MSSU Running Back Coach,...
Pictured are some of the 25 local high school football players
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Football players from Leone HS, Tafuna HS, Samoana HS, Nu’uuli VocTech, and Fagaitua HS during National Signing Day - yesterday - at the Edu- cation Department conference room. Football players from Fagaitua HS and Samoana HS as they were recognized during National...
Faalili Faamoe Jr.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Nearly 100 football players were selected for the 2020 Polynesian Bowl and the roster includes only one local high school player: Leone High School senior and team captain Faalili Faamoe Jr. who is scheduled to depart the territory tonight. The 4th Polynesian Bowl will take place...
Domata Peko celebrates
Calabasas, CALIFORNIA — For Domata Peko, the road to the Super Bowl runs through Calabasas. The Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle, signed a month ago by the NFL’s hottest team, was an assistant coach this season at Calabasas High as he waited to see where his pro career would take him next. “I...
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i football team, staff and supporters celebrated the 2019 season with the annual Alec Waterhouse Football Awards Banquet, Sunday, at the Pōmaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery.
  
            The Rainbow Warriors (9-4) wrapped up the regular season with a 52-31...
Samoan football players, recruited directly from the territory
Joplin, MISSOURI — First year Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) Head Coach, Jeff Sims is providing opportunities for Polynesian student athletes - including those straight out of Hawaii and American Samoa - to attend college.  Next month, Coach Sims, along with MSSU’s Running Back Coach...
Fatu Fatu Jr. of the Faga’itua Vikings
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the ninth week of ASHSAA football’s regular season, the Beast from the East reclaimed honor and dignity after a heart stopping match that concluded in favor of head coach Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase and the Faga’itua Vikings - a match that went down to the wire. After a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Apple has added to its “Shot on iPhone” series with a new video focusing on 17-year-old athlete Eddie Siaumau from American Samoa who has accepted a scholarship to a NCAA Division I university. Shared to YouTube on Sunday, the video is filmed on a small island nicknamed...

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