Kahuku glides to No. 60 in MaxPreps rankings

Kahuku coach Vavae Tata 's Red Raiders are ranked No. 60 in the nation by MaxPreps.  Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kahuku coach Vavae Tata ‘s Red Raiders are ranked No. 60 in the nation by MaxPreps. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku rose 26 places in the latest MaxPreps national computer rankings released Sunday and are now at No. 60.

The Red Raiders (11-0) are coming off a 20-7 Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I championship game win over defending state champion Mililani. The team from the North Shore, which earned a bye in the first round of the upcoming state tourney, is the the top-ranked team in Hawaii by MaxPreps.

Saint Louis is No. 1 in Hawaii in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10, with Kahuku at No. 2. The next Star-Advertiser poll will appear in the Tuesday edition.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Crusaders are No. 115 nationally.

Last Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 with national ranking (in parentheses) and movement in the national poll (plus or minus) follows.

1. Saint Louis (115) ———— plus-6
2. Kahuku (60) ———— plus 26
3. Mililani (139) ———— minus-29
4. Punahou (221) ———— plus-7
5. Kamehameha (516) ———— plus-36
6. Waianae (1,077) ———— plus-253
7. Farrington (1,480) ———— minus-303
8. Kapaa (2,835) ———— minus-36
9. Radford (4,326) ———— plus-195
10. Baldwin (3,718) ———— plus-798


  1. Manley November 2, 2015 9:44 am

    Awesome Red Raiders.

  2. Katsuren November 2, 2015 10:06 am

    How does Kahuku get the #1 seed in the state tournament when St. Louis is #1 in most polls?

  3. Realistic November 2, 2015 10:52 am

    I would like to congratulate my buddy, Kahuku Alum and Colorado University @ Boulder Alum Chris Naeole as the new interim University of Hawaii Football Coach. We are so excited for you! I still remember hanging out at the UMC, walking to the Hill, eating at Abo’s & Tulagi’s. I remember training tables being catered by Pasta Jay’s. I remember eating 10 cent wings every Tuesday at Potter’s and chilling at the Dal-Ward. Man those were the good old days! We believe that you can right the ship and get UH back to the glory days of the Sugar Bowl!

  4. Trojansarecoming... November 2, 2015 1:30 pm

    maxpreps apparently knows about as much about football rankings as the star advertiser….enjoy that OIA title.. kuz you ain’t going back to Kahuku with that Koa Head..

  5. Paper Crane November 2, 2015 2:18 pm

    So so sad that I had to send MAX PREP a request to name change the Head Coach to VAVAE TATA,…like they still had Leslie Lee as head coach until yesterday;…mahalo to Christine Martin
    of Max Prep who made the correction,… like finally after 11 wins?

  6. Realistic November 2, 2015 2:27 pm

    There are over 10,000 high school football teams in America. Every company will miss a few things here and there. MaxPreps does a great job given the limited resources they have in Hawaii.

  7. SimpleSimon November 2, 2015 4:50 pm

    @ Tojansarecoming – “Trojans are coming” sorry just had to lol

  8. Insideoutsidein November 2, 2015 5:13 pm

    @trojanscoming. Relax!! After coach Yorks comments, you should at least show some respect instead of a low ball comment. Your blog name just scorched his words. Sad!!!!!

  9. Hauula93 November 2, 2015 5:14 pm

    Congratulations to coach Tata and the KAHUKU FOOTBALL team for there accomplishments this season.. 60th in the nation… Wow… Good luck in states and Believe…

  10. Paper Crane November 2, 2015 5:42 pm

    @Realistic,…..yeh right but NOT THE NAME since late August or even after 11 straight wins and so why didn’t you inform them that it’s not Leslie Lee;…it’s not the company it’s people who does the click clicking like in society what you don’t screw with is people’s last name, their birth date, family, job, and car,…all part respecting dignity?

  11. Katoosh08 November 2, 2015 6:17 pm

    Red and Blue coming through

  12. RRFLbaby November 2, 2015 7:34 pm

    @trojansarecoming, u got that right about maxpreps, this is the same poll that had mililani in the top 10 right. Dont tell me u believed that hype, otherwise, ur a hypocrite. Unless u crack the top 25 in a poll like USA today or ESPN, ur program isnt getting much props. Until then, trojans still not in the big boy league, unlike Big Red, the crusaders and even the Puns too i think.
    Enjoy the ride while it lasts, cause it looks like after this year and for the next couple of years, trojans going to be lucky to make it past OIA’s.

  13. Realistic November 2, 2015 9:19 pm

    @Paper Crane maybe you can start up a website that covers the entire US and feature multiple sports. I am sure you would make sure that all the schools across the nation, especially in Delaware, Vermont, Idaho, etc., have all the info updated.

  14. Paper Crane November 2, 2015 10:40 pm

    @Realistic,…he,..he, like you need to change your aka title like I would need a train load of people like you and even that wouldn’t be enough;..eh just trying to give recognition to those who deserve it but I guess you don’t realistically see it that way;..sure sad to see LL’s name everytime I open the MAX PREP Red Raiders domain so why not let them know like MAX PREP Christina Martin was very professional with my name correction yet I guess that’s not good enough for you,..he,..he and so you are Mr.Realistic;…that’s why MAX PREP has provided a open door request format for people to call in update info and that’s what I did; pardon me for not being your kind of real,….mahalo RR4L/1963er.

  15. GoBigRed November 3, 2015 5:40 am

    @Realistic. Nice name dropping about your “buddy” Chris. HAHAHAHAAA! Geddaroom and grindeachudda!

    He get choke buddies from back home…but I guess you just want everyone else to know he’s your buddy also. Malo CNN for da breaking news.


    I hope he does well. He will certainly command the respect of his coaches and players.

  16. Realistic November 3, 2015 7:51 am

    You are sick sir. No wonder you aren’t allowed to be around the kids anymore with that sick mind! Get your mind out of the gutter please. And Coach Torres told me why they banned you from practices several years ago. The administration didn’t trust you around the field.

    I am sad for any kid that is around you. That is so gross. You are a very disturbed human being to tell two two adults to get a room and grind each other. You are so sick! But I know you wouldn’t tell me or Chris to our faces. You are too busy hiding behind mommy’s computer.

    Kahuku Community please watch yourselves. I am very afraid for you guys.

  17. GoBigRed November 3, 2015 8:52 am

    @Realistic: ROTFLMAO! Bravo Sir! Bravo! I would say that your “tongue-in-cheek” schtick is Oscar-worthy… But it’s not. Not even close. Save the Drama fo’ yo Mama.

    …and don’t quit your day job… You still have hope. I hear 7-11 promotes from within. Might take a few decades, but you could some day make Assistant Store Manager. Keep your head up.

  18. GoBigRed November 3, 2015 8:58 am

    …and… if you REALLY knew Chris (as opposed to being one of the many hanger-on’s in his life)… then you would know he would’ve CRACKED UP at that joke… cuz that’s what it was… a joke… and because he’s probably heard it about ten thousand times, knowing where he grew up…

    But I realize now that I actually have to spell it out for you. So… ‘A’ is for Apple…


  19. Paper Crane November 3, 2015 4:14 pm

    CONQUER PREVAIL;…hold your comments on this Realastic (oops);…anyway you know who you are and like you’re not invited;…it seems like you’re lost or you were born with a bird brain;.you so unreal yet you know alot about best eats places;…anyway WHAT I WROTE ABOUT YOU CHANGING YOUR AKA TITLE NAME SAY like the now title is bogus just like your comments;

    For sure you need an attitude check on written comm skills along with urgent remedial on privacy toward individuals and their actions;…you out of line and may end up regretting it?

  20. Realistic November 3, 2015 5:19 pm

    Let’s see we have eaten together at Potter’s, hung out at Tulagi’s. Went up to Pearl Street on Thursdays. Played with E-Ham (got kicked out later), Ronnie B, Chris Hudson. Went to Crossroads many times and chilled at Aladdin’s. Ate at Abo’s and had training tables sponsored by Pasta Jay’s. Had study sessions at the Dal-Ward. Ate lunch with all of our teammates at the UMC. Yeah you are right, I don’t know him nor played with him, lol. You are such a dufus, haha.

    Yeah Wanna Be GoBigRed, this is common sense things that all Hawaii People know about playing for CU when the QB was Kordell, RB was Rashan. Grad Coach was James the Thrill Hill. TE was Christian who lived at 2995 Colorado Ave with former NFL CB Ronnie Bradford and non-football player James Brewster, right at the corner of Colorado Ave and 30th Street. Haha you are such a wannabe.

    But once again you choose to ignore my question. How come Coach Torres didn’t want you around practices again? You are a sicko maam.

    And really, the 7-11 innuendo again for the 100th time on these blogs? If you are going to copy someone’s played over and over again insult, at least cite your source. If you made that up yourself then you are pretty sad maam.

    I mean, “Hey don’t quit your day job, I heard 7-11 promotes from within?” Really? You had all day and that is what you came up with? Now that is just sad.

    And the score for Go Big Red:

    Intelligence – 0
    Creativity – 0
    Originality – 0.01
    Writing Sexual Innuendos online for Kids to Read – 10.0

    And you are the winner for the First Annual Jared of Subway Award for being an online creeper – Mrs. GOBIGRED! (Crowd applauses! Nah, there is no crowd since you are a perv and scare everyone away).

    BTW, he said he doesn’t know you, nor would want to, lol.

  21. Paper Crane November 3, 2015 6:29 pm

    Eh like this REAL guy lost it;…buddy like him Chris doesn’t need like make sss by the way who let him in and he never ceases;….for sure a true theatrical bozo not to be taken serious.

  22. GoBigRed November 3, 2015 7:12 pm

    LOLOLOLOL!!!!! Realistic makes fun of others posting too much… while he writes multiple NOVELS!! Gooooooooo look in da mirror!!

    and DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON’T EXPLAIN YO LYF!! pssst – no one cares.


  23. AOK November 3, 2015 8:52 pm

    Lol @ GoLilRed

  24. Paper Crane November 4, 2015 4:49 pm

    Eh like don’t forget vote kay;…so like the smoke almost all cleared,…the bad mouthing pii’oh, and the finger pointing caught cramps;….like don’t worry be happy no matter what sweet or sour but make sure you enjoy;…oops can’t leave the REAL guy out like send him a absentee ballot so he can eat out;…RRFL/63er

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