Las Vegas, NV (July 19, 2022) – The Polynesian Football Classic, a premier high school football event, announced its 2022 matchups, featuring nationally ranked teams to be held in Las Vegas this September.
The opening game on Friday, September 9th (7:00pm) features the 6th ranked team in the nation, Bishop Gorman (NV) in a highly anticipated rematch against nationally ranked Hamilton (AZ). The Huskies are coming off an 11-1 record from the 2021 season and beat Bishop Gorman 25-24 in a thrilling comeback on their home turf.
“We’re looking forward to a rematch with Hamilton,” said Bishop Gorman head coach Brent Browner. “This game will have a major impact on both teams’ national rankings.”
The second game on Saturday, September 10th (7:00pm) features Mountain Pointe (AZ) and Arbor View (NV); two teams coming off strong 2021 seasons in which they both made their conference playoffs.
The first two games will be televised live and in primetime in Arizona and Southern Nevada on YurView. Additionally, the games can be viewed through YurView’s online streaming service.
The following weekend, on Friday, September 16th (7:00pm) for the final game of the Classic, the Kamehameha (Kapalama Campus) from Honolulu, HI will take on Liberty (NV). Both teams are coming off district championships from the previous year.
“Our players can’t wait to play in Vegas,” said Kamehameha head coach Abu Ma’afala. “We are thrilled to travel to the mainland and showcase our talent in such a high-profile event like the Polynesian Football Classic.”
The Polynesian Football Classic is proud to designate the https://www.polynesianfootballhof.org as its charitable partner.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (Bishop Gorman High School)
7:00pm Hamilton (AZ) vs. Bishop Gorman (NV)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (Bishop Gorman High School)
7:00pm Mountain Pointe (AZ) vs. Arbor View (NV)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (Liberty High School)
7:00pm Kamehameha (HI) vs. Liberty (NV)
BISHOP GORMAN GAELS (Las Vegas, NV)
2021 Nevada 5A State Champions
2021 Record (12-1)
Brent Browner, Head Coach
HAMILTON HUSKIES (Chandler, AZ)
2021 6A Premier Champions
2021 Record (11-1)
Michael Zdebski, Head Coach
ARBOR VIEW AGGIES (Las Vegas, NV)
2021 Made NIAA 5A Playoffs
2021 Record (8-3)
Matt Gerber, Head Coach
MOUNTAIN POINTE PRIDE (Phoenix, AZ)
2021 Made 6A State Playoffs
2021 Record (4-7)
Eric Lauer, Head Coach
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (Henderson, NV)
2021 5A Southern Champions
2021 Record (10-2)
Rich Muraco, Head Coach
KAMEHAMEHA WARRIORS (Honolulu, HI)
2021 ILH State Runner Up
2021 Record (3-3)
Abu Ma’afala, Head Coach
YurView AZ: Cox channel 4 (Phoenix), channel 7 (Southern Arizona)
YurView LV: Cox channel 14
Streaming: https://watch.yurview.com (specific links will be available prior to game time)
The Polynesian Football Classic is celebration of football and culture that features top high school football programs steeped in Polynesian tradition. Established in 2017, the premier event is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.