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Varsity Vikings and Warriors collect victories in ASHSAA football’s 5th week of action

JV action sees Warrior loss to Wildcats, while Samoana wins against Fagaitua
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under the Amata banner
This past weekend marked the fifth week of the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football regular season – both the Vikings and Tafuna Warriors varsity teams collected wins for their seasonal records.
 
Returning from a scoreless loss two weeks ago was Head Coach Kolose Ili of the Tafuna Warriors, who nearly shut out the Wildcats in their 36 - 6 victory this past Saturday morning, as the opening showdown of the scheduled triple-header action.
 



Pago Youth increases hold on No. 1 spot

Pago Youth increased their hold on the No. 1 spot in the standings with a 10-0 win over Royal Puma during Match Day 5 of the men’s 2016 FFAS National League on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
 
One of the three teams going into the weekend with a share of the top spot in terms of points fell off, with the Tafuna Jets losing 1-0 to Lion Heart, while Utulei Youth squeaked by Ilaoa & To’omata 1-0 as well. In other games it was Vaiala Tongan 2, Green Bay 1 and Black Roses 4, PanSa 1.
 



Tafuna Jets take Cup, and No. 1 spot in women’s soccer

The Tafuna Jets took the women’s National Cup away from PanSa with a 1-0 win on Match Day 5 of the 2016 FFAS National League.
 
Besides taking the cup away, they are now the sole, No. 1 team in the standings after the games at Pago Park Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. In other games, it was Lion Heart 2, Vaiala Tongan 0; Pago Youth 2, Utulei Youth 0, and Royal Puma 1, Green Bay 0. Ilaoa & To’omata was off with a bye.
 
TAFUNA JETS 1, PANSA 0
 



Warriors JV still undefeated in Week 4 after downing Leone Lions

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In Junior Varsity competition, the Warriors JV program remains undefeated in their divisional round ups after crushing the Lions last Saturday as the undercard match to the main event of the day, in a 50 - 18 win over Iverson Ta’ase and the Leone Lions who’ve just marked their second loss of the season.

 

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Utulei, Pago play to thrilling draw

Utulei Youth and Pago Youth, the top two teams in the National League, played to a thrilling, 1-1 draw on Match Day 4 of the 2016 FFAS National League.
 
In other games played on Saturday, Sept. 10, it was Tafuna Jets 2, PanSa 0; Ilaoa & To’omata 2, Green Bay 0; Lion Heart 3, Vaiala Tongan 0 and Black Roses 2, Royal Puma 1.
 



University of Michigan “Wolverine Football” donates to American Samoan

Cleats & football apparel already distributed to all high school football teams
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The Samoa Bowl Committee in conjunction with Tony Feist and his ICS Cargo Shipping Company helped Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and coach Tony Tuioti from the University of Michigan bring a full size container of football apparel for all the football student athletes of American Samoa, who continue to battle on the gridiron.
 
The container full of brand new cleats and uniforms for the teams and their coaching staff was unloaded this past Monday afternoon at the Port of Pago Pago by all the high school football coaches, and their football players.
 



Leone Lions come out ‘unbeatable’ in week 4 of Varsity ASHSAA Football

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This past weekend marked the fourth week of the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) ongoing high school football season – the main event of the weekend ‘Battle of the West’ between the Warriors and Lions in the varsity division, concluded in favor of Head Coach Okland Salave’a and his Leone Lions football team, after sending the Warriors home with their first loss of the season with a 12 - 0 victory.

 



Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance brings collegiate opportunities for Am. Samoa

Senior Bowl Game – still waiting on Am. Samoa coaches to respond
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The Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) is opening more opportunities for the student athletes of American Samoa — an opportunity for those football players who may NOT have a Division I college scholarship shot after high school.
 
PIAA President and Director Doris Sullivan sent a notification to Samoa News, highlighting the fact that their alliance is still awaiting a response from the coaches here in American Samoa.
 



Nu’uuli Wildcats Football Program – focused on academics & sportsmanship

Win or lose athletes need to understand humbleness, discipline, humility
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Inside Tafuna Industrial Park, resides the Home of the “Wildcats” – Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, the only trade school in American Samoa, whose principal Tupa’i Rod Atafua is also the head of the Wildcats football program. Tupai’i is in his third term as principal for NVTHS and this is his first year as head coach of the school.
 



Polynesian Football Hall of Fame set for High School Polynesian Bowl

Source Polynesian Football Hall of Fame media release

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame is inaugurating a high school Polynesian Bowl, a high school all-star football game that will feature the world’s elite players of Polynesian heritage and other ancestries.
 



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