Bishop Gorman opens at No. 3 in nation

Two-time defending national champion Bishop Gorman in Nevada opens the season ranked third in the MaxPreps Super 25 Preseason Poll.

Why is that relevant here? Two reasons.

First, the Gaels are set to host Hawaii’s defending state champions, the Kahuku Red Raiders, in a much-anticipated showdown Sept. 17 in Nevada.

Bishop Gorman begins the season on 39-game winning streak, which is tied for the fourth-longest mark in the country according to this Max Preps article.

Kahuku is riding a 13-game winning streak heading into Friday’s season opener at Leilehua following last year’s perfect run to a state title under first-year head coach Vavae Tata. The Red Raiders will play the bulk of their regular-season games — five total, including one against current No. 4 Waianae — before making the trip to Nevada.

Second, the Gaels attract some of the top talent around the country every year, including from Hawaii. Senior defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, who has committed to Ohio State, transferred after his freshman year at Saint Louis. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Garrett is the No. 42 overall ranked recruit for the class of 2017 by and the third-ranked recruit at his position.

Starting OL Jacob Isaia of Bishop Gorman played at 'Iolani last season. Photo courtesy Jacob Isaia.
Starting OL Jacob Isaia of Bishop Gorman played at ‘Iolani last season. Photo courtesy Jacob Isaia.

Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, a junior with at least 17 Division I offers, transferred to Bishop Gorman after playing his freshman season at Mililani. Gaoteote, who is 6-1, 210, is the No. 11 overall recruit for the Class of 2018 and the No. 1-rated outside linebacker by

This season, the Gaels have added offensive lineman Jacob Isaia, who started for ‘Iolani last season. Isaia, who is 6-3 and 260, landed his first offer over the summer from BYU.

Bishop Gorman’s early-season schedule is a whirlwind, beginning with a game at Cedar Hill in Texas. The Gaels will host a team from Florida and travel to California for a game at St. John Bosco, which recently played Saint Louis in Hawaii, before returning home for the game against the Red Raiders.

Bishop Gorman’s defense includes players who have committed to Ohio State, USC, Arizona and UNLV while starting QB Tate Martell (Ohio State), is ranked as the No. 26 overall prospect for the Class of 2017, ahead of Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa (34).


  1. 87 August 10, 2016 2:20 pm

    Wanna hear a true story? Kahuku fans are so irritz they overloaded BG phone lines inquiring about tickets. The BG AD almost cancelled the game bcause they were pissed at numerous tacky messages left on their voice mails. It took the super human effort of Kahukus own Pittsburg Steeler caped Utah Ute BBD wearing papa smurf to facebook live a phone call to an unknowing BG head coach who boldly said that all the ticket and game information was given to the Kahuku AD, and everyone lived happily ever after. KAE!

  2. IDK August 10, 2016 3:12 pm

    It was the no brush teeth, no shower or wash the face bbd stealer cap smelly papa surf that started it!! Keste! Lmao

  3. BiggSarge August 10, 2016 3:46 pm

    @87, the interest from AZ, CA, UT, NV and Hawaii has been amazing. I wished the game was at Sam Boyd Stadium, BG kept the game but didn’t factor in Kahuku (Hawaii) folks from around the country literally driving to Vegas for the game. It’s gonna be an awesome game and atmosphere with a lot of Hawaii peeps and transplants cheering for Big Red. Not a Kahuku alum but I’ll be supporting our boys…Also the nephews at BG are excited for this game as well…One things for sure, scouts from the West Coast will be there to check out the Island boys on both sides…In the words of Bart Scott, “Can’t Wait”…

  4. Vegasnative August 10, 2016 3:59 pm

    So they say the truth will set u free… So let it be known. BG was no where on the map beside LV. It took 1 local kid from Kalihi to start the legacy and the rest is history. But here is the flip side…there is also 1 guy from Hawaii who likes to introduce himself as Gormans recruiter. When Infact he is NOT!!! He promises the athletes and their families a full ride…when that is NOT true. Why do people tend to believe him? Well it’s because he is a sweet talker. That’s what he does!!! I say these athletes are crazy to transfer out to a school bc someone talks a sweet deal. You may question these facts and that’s ok!!! Many families already who believed it and their kids transferred later experienced the dark side of this person. However,I question why these kids want to transfer? I think it’s crazy bc Hawaii ball is more physical, fundamental, and smashball!!! Are these kids, not good enough to compete? If your good, you will stand out.

  5. Mahatma Gandhi August 10, 2016 5:29 pm

    Vegas, how is it they get the Hawaii kids to transfer to Las Vegas? I would never leave the islands for there. Got to have ocean, beach, green mountains where I live. What is Bishop Gorman offering the player and his family to transfer there? Slade-Matautia didn’t even last 1 year there. But BG did get Haskell Garrett and the Nela Otukulo to transfer from St Louis. Otukulo is now at Fresno St.

  6. Alpha August 10, 2016 6:20 pm

    I totally agree with vegas…. there is alot of kids nd families who got sweet talked to attend BG but the deal fell thru. As for @Mahatma, it’s called sacrifice, some parents believe in exposure, being at a big name school like BG, driving distance to any football camp in the nation… in Hawaii we live in paradise, but flying out to various camps etc is very costly. It’s hard enough paying rent in paradise.

  7. Vegasnative August 10, 2016 6:45 pm

    Yes many believe in exposure or “a lot” more to offer. However the grass is NOT greener on the other side. The Slade-Mautautia kid transferred back from Gorman not bc of physical issues but bc of financial reasons. Promises was broken and it’s sad that it had to happen that way for one to believe but lessons were learned. DO NOT believe all that u hear. If it’s too good to be true then it probably is!!! The other 2 boys didn’t have an outspoken voice. By the time, Nela found out the truth…he was kick out of the house by this same person promising glitter n gold. Haskell is there not by choice but by force of this person. I can go on and on but the reality of it is… This person is the only Reason Hawaii kids want to transfer… It’s his sweet talk. Don’t fall for it

  8. Homegrown August 11, 2016 11:11 am

    @vegasnative what’s this persons name? Might as well drop it so Hawaii folks know who to look out for.

  9. Bigg Sarge August 11, 2016 1:17 pm

    Vegasnative, stop hating man…Hawaii folks are looking for an opportunity for their kids. You already had yours and your son is playing D1 ball. Why hate on the program that helped your kid? You asserted that Haskell is there by force? Are your friggin serious? Haskell has not only been offered multiple scholarship offers, he is also having a time of his life growing up in a steady household. This generation of parents learned from the past, and what ever opportunity is presented, Parents has to entertain of al of them. Ghandi, you ask why leave the islands for Vegas? Easy, Opportunity. You have to leave the islands to appreciate its beauty. Quit bagging on BG because you are no longer relevant and quit trying to defame this so called recruiter, last time I checked Parents move because they want to, not because of some promise…

  10. IDK August 11, 2016 2:23 pm

    ^^^Rahjah! Stop the hating, he’s in a D1 school and it comes down to the parents making sacrifices and hopefully the right decisions for their child. There’s 2 sides of the story.

  11. 87 August 11, 2016 5:02 pm


    Your student athletes are nothing more then walking dollar bills. This recruiter in vegas has a job and is compensated for bring in kids to help BG win, its business not family. Same like St.Louis and Punahou and every College in America. Use these “salesmen” as leverage to get what you can out of it (education). The recruiter at chippendales vegas always calling me to perform but I cannot because I get gout!

  12. Chloropicrin August 11, 2016 7:43 pm

    Is the game gonna be on Fox or live streamed? I’d really like to see it.

  13. Cabs August 12, 2016 6:35 am

    @ 87:
    So let me get this straight. You said an infamous recruiter all the way from BG has been calling you to “perform” only for you to decline because you have gout? What exactly are you asked to perform? Are you a student-athlete yourself? What is happening?

  14. 87 August 12, 2016 8:03 am

    Chippandales google it and ask 88 he go there all the time. hahahaha

  15. DaG August 12, 2016 11:38 am

    the reason kids leave Hawaii for BG is simple. Would you rather play on Oc-16 or ESPN?

  16. Alumni August 12, 2016 1:09 pm

    I think it’s up to the parents and student athlete if they want to leave Hawaii. If they feel it’s a better opportunity then why hate? So I take it that the 1kid from Kalihi who you say made BG is your son then why are you concerned? Your son is already playin for Arizona right? Straight hater for no reason. So you send your son to play Qb at Kaimuki?? Great decision if that’s what you want and feel is best for your son??

  17. 702Violation August 13, 2016 12:11 pm

    @ homegrown
    Ray Mook

  18. BiggSarge August 13, 2016 11:29 pm

    @702 or Vegasnative…u haters..smh…haha…go eat donkey polo..If you are going to defame a braddah, why not use your real names? Oh yeah cuz every one knows who the hell you guys are…so spiteful and jello…go kui da panty..

  19. Vegasnative August 14, 2016 11:37 pm

    @alumni and @bigsarge… I have 3 sons that are alumni’s of BG…I don’t have a son from Kalihi and I don’t have a son at kaimuki, get your FACTS correct!!! Yes my 3 boys either graduated or is in D1 at the moment. I’m cracking up at the assumptions you make. We know everything about our alumni’s. You look just as silly as “your recruiter”. Just because I pointed out the relevant of why kids transferring, you go pointing fingers. Let me tell you this… You think you know the BG community but you really don’t big sarge… Or should I say Mr. IE. You guys make our community look bad.

  20. Vegasnative August 14, 2016 11:40 pm

    @alumni… Hater??? Oh no no no brother. Straight facts. Do you want more? Again BG is like a frat and family. We don’t need you or your relatives to recruit Hawaii nobody’s to come to play for our school. Obviously, they want to come because they cannot shine in Hawaii.

  21. Vegasnative August 14, 2016 11:44 pm

    @biggsarge why don’t you use your real name ? Go eat donkey polo? Lmao. You are showing your true self. I’ve already screen shot this and is sending it to the board at BG. They don’t take these kind of stuff too lightly. I’ll also let them know, that your the father of the linebacker.

  22. Vegasnative August 14, 2016 11:46 pm

    @702violation. Thanks for confirming that. Btw, did @bigsarge eat his donkey polo? LMAO

  23. BiggSarge August 15, 2016 5:33 am

    Vegas, there you go make accusations like you know me fool..I’m not a BG parent..hahaha..You are defaming people because you butt hurt. You come on Hawaii Prep World talking trash about the same school that helped your kids out. Go ahead and continue to make yourself look like a total fool. I hope those parents that you just defame either sue you or confront your stupid ok grateful about your opportunity and stop hating on others trying to do the same thing for their kids…Shiite I wish I had those opportunities you so blatantly took and now crying wolf because you are irrelavent. It only makes you look dumb or jealous now that these parents are seeing the light and moving to provide their children with the same. Smh, YOU MADE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY LOOK Bad by accusing Current BG parents…I hope BG admins see through your act, because us here in Hawaii see a fake so called Kamaaina when we see them…

  24. BiggSarge August 15, 2016 6:58 am

    @Vegasnative, you come on here talking trash about the Hawaii kids playing on BG as nobody’s and NOW you say oh it’s MY community blah blah blah,…You don’t hear Kahuku community putting down their kids and talking smack about the school that provided their kids an opportunity. You must be a Vegas transplant who became stuck up and now acting all high and crap because your a BG irrelavent..Smh…If you are BG parent, YOU ARE A DiSGRACE to your community…

  25. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 11:08 am

    @biggsarge. Go educate yourself and learn how to spell. What ok ole? I don’t understand what your trying to say. I’m only laughing at you. Infact we as a community only laugh at you. Why don’t u take your son and go back to Hawaii. We never needed you here.

  26. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 11:11 am

    @biggsarge apparently u are apart of BG because I’m calling you out on it and you are defensive. Why? Your butt hurt? As your last post say. I’m not defaming 1 person , I’m speaking the truth and if you cannot handle that then don’t read it. I’ll go on any football article and speak the truth when it’s called for it. And if the shoe fit then hey!!!

  27. BiggSarge August 15, 2016 12:47 pm

    Vegasnative, you are definitely an idiot and to find out you don’t know what okole means, shows that you are straight hater with no Hawaii ties at all..I’m not a BG parent because I live in Hawaii and My kids are not old enough to be in High school..So with that being said, go back to your miserable life you troll..Hawaii boys will continue to shine at BG and you will sit on your couch and hate on these kids and their parents trying to make a future for their student-athletes. But if you really have a problem, I’ll give you my address here in Havaii Nei, I’ll have an ass whooping waiting for you. Bye bye troll…

  28. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 12:58 pm

    @biggsarge you like to talk… Give me your address because no one is afraid of you. And yes I don’t know what ok ole means because I speak English. Try it sometime. It will definitely help you in the future when you want to comment on ones truth. I’ll call it like I know it!!! Lol and il continue to speak the truth. You better hope “your” Hawaii boys can hold its own. If not we ALL will be laughing

  29. BiggSarge August 15, 2016 1:05 pm

    Vegasnative, the hate must be strong if you live in Vegas and troll Hawaii Prep worries Obama care will cover your butt hurt…keep trolling because now we know you are not even from Hawaii..bye Troll..

  30. Ie August 15, 2016 1:16 pm

    @vegasnative. Wow. That’s pretty weak to drop my name for no reason. But it’s all good. Yup, THIS is Ie. I don’t know the other two guys you’re entertaining, but do me a favor, keep me out of it. If you know me, personally, you know that I keep my family and kids humble. I don’t have enemies. I keep it family. 100. Sorry you feel that way about me, my kid, or anyone else that moved to Vegas to seek better opportunities for our kids. The things you say are your opinion and you are always entitled to it. But, on the real, I pray for nothing but the best for your kids in EVERYTHING they do, wherever they are. It’s ALWAYS Aloha, no drama. God Bless.

  31. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 1:16 pm

    @biggsarge I troll dumb idiot people like you. Why are u so defensive if you not apart of the BG family? 1 thing for sure, bc you are a liar!!! Don’t represent my alumni or my kids alumni… You have no clue what you talk about. Bye girl

  32. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 1:23 pm

    @biggsarge and to post your kids not even in HS and you don’t belong to BG only goes that your a dumb MF to be going back and forth with me about a subject that doesn’t take interest in your life. So until you can prove me wrong… Ask your mom for your pacifier or bottle and go watch cartoons bc that’s all you are… COMEDY

  33. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 1:24 pm

    I mean… Character hahahahaha

  34. BiggSarge August 15, 2016 1:52 pm

    Vegasnative, I never said anything negative about your kids…Actually I applaud you for raising student beef is the hate on others…I look to people who help shaped their kids future, in this case you have done so with 3 student athlete which is an amazing feat in itself. However hating on others irks me because we as parents are all in the same boat. I would say congrats on that, but the hate is not what I’m about especially when I’m trying myself to better my young ones…this thread has taken a wrong turn when our kids are brought up..I respect what you accomplished with your boys, I hope to God to do that as well, but I don’t have hate what so ever to other…God bless and Aloha

  35. Vegasnative August 15, 2016 2:21 pm

    @biggsarge pls remember that the post got hostile when you accused me of my initial post. I stated what I knew and know about the history of BG’s success. These kids that you bringing up , I have no clue what you are talking about. I also wanted to share the TRUTH with people so that they know what they are coming into. BG doesn’t give out scholarships and find athletes no matter how good you are. That’s the truth. Just remember , I wasn’t the one that leaked your name on here

  36. BiggSarge August 15, 2016 2:41 pm

    Vegasnative, I believe parents will believe what they want to help their kids succeed. No HS will give out scholarships to athletes, which even a guy like me understands this. Its a myth that goes around because people are gullible or just plain ignorant. Also, a successful program like BG should be able to keep their differences in house. Last thing, I’m not or claim to affiliate with BG, I hope to God to have the opportunity for my kids…Its again I hate it when people hate when we as parents are striving for the same thing. But you are right the TRUTH will let people know what to expect, it’s exactly what hawaii folks needs to know..

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