INDIAN TRAIL – Sun Valley High quarterback Sam Howell has accepted an invitation to play in the 2019 Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii. The game will be held Jan. 19, 2019 in Oahu, Hawaii and features some of the best high school football players in the country.
Organized by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, the Polynesian Bowl is a premier high school all-star game that features some of the world’s best football players of Polynesian ancestry and other heritages.
The game is played annually in January at Aloha Stadium on Oahu.
Only 100 high school seniors will make the final roster, of which a majority will be of Polynesian ancestry.
Howell, who is a rising senior, is one of the top dual-threat quarterback prospects in the country. Howell has received scholarship offers from almost every major college football program in the country among his 30-plus offers.
Last season as a junior at Sun Valley, Howell (6-foot-2, 212-pounds) was 225-of-382 passing for 3,372 yards and 36 touchdowns. He averaged 241 yards passing a game for a Spartans team that finished the season at 11-4.
Howell is also a threat on the ground after rushing 230 times for 1,594 yards and 24 more touchdowns. He rushed for over 100 yards nine times last season and had 201 yards on the ground in a victory over Porter Ridge.