Los Altos’ Justin Fa’aola to play in Saturday’s Polynesian All-American Bowl in Long Beach …

All-Area linebacker Justin Fa’aola of Los Altos will play in Saturday’s Polynesian All-American Bowl in Long Beach.

Fa’aola played running back and linebacker this past season and was instrumental in the Conquerors’ turnaround season.

Saturday’s game is at noon at Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium.

Aram’s take: This game should be off the hook. As most of you should know by now, The Fat Man has much love for the islanders. Their impact on the game cannot understated. I love the dances and their psychotic play … and then afterward they’re the nicest, soft-spoken peeps you’d ever want to meet.

  • Wonder Fan

    Aram I must agree that they (Islanders) have a big impact on the High School Football game but I really don’t see the transitional numbers in Pro Football or even college for that matter? What’s your thoughts or anybody’s thoughts on this for that matter. Always wondered about why there were not more Seau’s, Polamalu’s, etc, etc?

  • http://paul paul

    wonder fan,

    There was a great segment on 60 min on samoans in nfl, you can google, but heres a few facts , theres more then 200 samoans playing d1 ball and over 30 in the nfl.I guess the easiest answer to your question is that theres just not that many samoans, population is just around 65000 but the study showed boys born to Samoan parents are estimated to be 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than other Americans Hope that helps…….keep up the great work aram !!!

  • Bulldogs have bite

    Paul,

    Those are some great facts. There really is not that huge of a population of samoans here in the mainland as they say in Hawaii. But from the small amount of them playing football and making it all the way to the NFL is just amazing! It’s even more impressive when most of them are pro-bowl caliber at that! They bring the pride and warrior mentality of their ancestors to the field which translates well to football!

    On another note, is it time for spring football tryouts yet? Chomping at the bit here for more football!

    Here is something to feed the need for more football. It’s West Covina’s junior cornerback Muleck Henderson’s 2011 highlights! You can bet this guy will be all over the other team’s best wideout next season!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA4NaZGnBCE&feature=g-all-u&context=G2292f2cFAAAAAAAAAAA

    Go Bulldogs!

  • Wonder Fan

    Thanks Paul, I didn’t really factor that in (population)but when you look at it from that perspective it makes sense.

  • Colt74

    Any rumor to the truth floating around that VV of Covina to New Mexico State???

  • Colt Insider

    Venegas headed to New Mexico Higlands D2 program for football and baseball. APU missed the boat on that one they had an interest but never stepped up.

  • Colt74

    Highlands or State…I feel a road trip coming on….at least for one game.

    Congrats to “THE DUDE” !!!!!!!!!

  • Joe Figueroa

    I spent quite a few hours trying to find the all-star games being played in southern California and this game never came up in a google or yahoo search. I assume this game wasn’t arranged in the week before the game yet nothing on the internet about it. Ten all-star games played this year and I went to only four of them because they are so hard to find, even with the internet.

  • Lancelot

    ARAM!

    Football season is O V E R !

    How about a Baseball Thread?

  • WHSFOOTBALL

    Aram,

    Any news on Justin Fa’aola . How or what did he do in the PAA bowl game?
    Was he running with the ball or did he play linebacker?
    Thanks Aram

  • WHSFOOTBALL

    Aram,

    Any news on Justin Fa’aola from the AAB game.
    How much playing time did he get, what position did he play and how did he do?
    Also where will he be playing at the next level?

  • MonroVian

    Lancelot,
    Aram only writes about football on this blog, hence the name ” In The Huddle ”
    Go to Fred or Miguels blog for all other sports depending on your area of choice.
    Keep the football coming Aram, Spring ball is a Butt hair away, I can feel it!

    ” You Don’t Want No Green And White ”

  • Lancelot

    Point taken….Okay then, how about more topics? New topics? Fresh Topics? Is Aram on vacation or what?

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