It’s one thing to be invited to a local camp or clinic, it’s another thing to be invited to the Hawaii Tiki Bowl.


Based out of Honolulu, the Hawaii Tiki Bowl is a five day, six-night event beginning December 30 and running through January 4 of 2021. Teams will be made up of players from all across the United States for one of the better senior All-Star games in the country. The event itself contains a staff with a combined 34 years of experience in the industry.


It’s an invitation-only event and the local tie comes with the fact that several Dallas County gridiron stars have received invitations. Recently that included various stars including Tate Stine-Smith of ADM, Waukee stars Aaron Smith, Marqus Curtis, and Eddie Saidat Jr.


His junior season really helped put Stine-Smith on the map even further. En route to an All-District honor the junior aired out 18 passing touchdowns and 1,760 passing yards. Stine-Smith was pretty efficient with his passing ability completing 65 percent of his passes and averaging 11.7 yard per completion across the 2019 campaign. After a season like that, recognition of all that took place is greatly appreciated which is exactly what Stine-Smith did upon receiving the invite.


“It felt really good to receive that invite,” said Stine-Smith. “I’ve put in a lot of work over the offseason and it felt good to see my work get recognized on such a stage like that.”


On the Class 4A side of things, several other Dallas County stars earned invites as well including the Waukee trio of Smith, Curtis Jr., and Saidat Jr. Those three individuals were cogs in a very successful operation as the Warriors posted the most total yards (5,270) among the entire Class 4A landscape. Smith and Saidat Jr alone combined for 647 yards receiving to help a very solid passing attack.