Four more local football players were chosen to participate in the Tiki Bowl at Honolulu that features some of the top high school players in the nation.
In addition to Sabino quarterback A.J. Skaggs, Cienega linebackers Dillon Silva and Josiah Flores, Walden Grove kicker Adrian Alvarado, linebacker Sebastian Adamski and wide receiver Alex Culbertson, and Mountain View linebacker Daylin Smith.
Silva, 6-foot and 190 pounds, had 83 tackles last year, including five for loss.
Flores, 5-8 and 210 pounds, had 29 tackles with four for loss.
Excited to say I have officially been invited to the Hawaii Tiki Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii! #HawaiiTikiBowl @hawaiitikibowl @SOAZFootball @ISWEATGREATNESS pic.twitter.com/hYTLgxTvhr
— Dillon Silva (@DillonSilva10) March 14, 2020
— JOSIAH FLORES (@JOSIAHFLORES42) March 7, 2020
I have officially been invited to the Hawaii Tiki Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii!! #HawaiiTikiBowl @hawaiitikibowl @SOAZFootball @ISWEATGREATNESS pic.twitter.com/blNTLXJX36 pic.twitter.com/RESmT7xbYH
— JOSIAH FLORES (@JOSIAHFLORES42) March 15, 2020
Alvarado is also a standout soccer player with Walden Grove.
Great training session yesterday, hit a 60 yard field goal💪🏈, @EthanItule @CoachNobleWGHS @CoachNeilson_WG @CoachDay_WG @ISWEATGREATNESS pic.twitter.com/BcLv9THPQt
— Adrian Alvarado (@Adrian2021K) March 5, 2020
Blessed to be invited to play in the Hawaii Tiki Bowl.@ISWEATGREATNESS @CoachNeilson_WG @CoachDay_WG @CoachNobleWGHS pic.twitter.com/Rjecb1XRNE
— Adrian Alvarado (@Adrian2021K) March 15, 2020
Adamski, 5-11 and 210, had a phenomenal 130 tackles last season with 11.5 for loss.
7on7 this weekend in Phoenix with #GGE team … working on those cover skills … practice makes you better 💪🏻😤🙌🏻 #LB pic.twitter.com/IE3JExZzAu
— Sebastian Adamski 🇵🇱🇭🇺 (@Adamski_Sebi21) March 8, 2020
Thank you @HawaiiTikiBowl for an invite to this years Tiki Bowl 🔥🙌🏻 #LB pic.twitter.com/j6RnrWi9mg
— Sebastian Adamski 🇵🇱🇭🇺 (@Adamski_Sebi21) March 9, 2020
Culbertson, 5-9 and 150 pounds, played in his first varsity season last year and tallied 21 catches for 263 yards with a touchdown.
Thank You Coaches for the great experience and invite! @WNMUFootball @DonnyMooreJr @CoachBeauGrech @CoachHansen_
Excited to keep in touch. pic.twitter.com/YbTwq46nDP
— Alex Culbertson (@AlexCulbertson4) October 20, 2019
Great workout for sure getting ready for my senior year with @stanb14_sb 🔥💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/34MjL9Kx54
— Alex Culbertson (@AlexCulbertson4) January 11, 2020
Smith, 6-1 and 210 pounds, recorded 62 tackles, 6.5 for loss.
Thanks @Coach_Bray for the hospitality!! My dad and I had a great time touring the facilities and meeting with the coaches.@ISWEATGREATNESS @gridironarizona @CodyTCameron @dyray22 @JUSTCHILLY pic.twitter.com/imJltjaYpK
— Daylin Smith (Dayday) (@daylin_smith33) March 10, 2020
Officially invited to the Hawaii Tiki Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii! @hawaiitikibowl @SOAZFootball @ISWEATGREATNESS pic.twitter.com/k3bAWZ3UKC
— Daylin Smith (Dayday) (@daylin_smith33) March 15, 2020
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