Kahuku jumps to No. 23 in nation

Kahuku linebacker Aaron Fonoimoana-Vaomu sacked Waianae quarterback Rico Rosario during a game this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/jaquino@staradvertiser.com.

Despite allowing its first touchdown of the season in a 40-6 win over Moanalua on Friday, the Kahuku Red Raiders jumped two spots to No. 23 in the MaxPreps Xcellent25 national high school football rankings released Monday.

Kahuku (3-0) has outscored its first three opponents 101-6 this season, yet is ranked No. 2 in the state, behind Saint Louis, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The Red Raiders play at Aiea this weekend before heading to the mainland for the Polynesian Football Classic on Sept. 9 against Bingham (Utah). That game just got a whole lot more interesting as the Miners put on a dominating performance in a 48-17 win Friday over East (Utah) High, which had been ranked No. 12 in the country by USA Today.

Bingham, ranked No. 16 in the nation this week by MaxPreps, is now 52-1 against teams from Utah since the start of the 2013 season. Kahuku is 24-1 against teams from Hawaii since the start of the 2015 season.


  1. Education First August 31, 2017 12:18 pm

    anywaaaays!! August 30, 2017 1:32 pm
    Im only going to respond to your questions because I want other people to know how mento you are.
    I am mento and you are the one that thinks community and schools own kids?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you also think slavery is okay. I guarantee you wouldn’t say that schools and communities own kids behind your real name.

    That is what the username allow people like anywaays to do. They can write ridiculous crap for entertainment.

    BTW, how’s the view in Waialua now?

    #youarenotfromkahuku #fraud

  2. Education First August 31, 2017 12:19 pm

    ilh August 31, 2017 12:14 pm
    Education First: Cal Lee never stole your boys from Kahuku, they wanted to play for the best high school coach Hawaii ever had.


    @ILH, I never said any coach stole anyone. I don’t think anyone owns a kid. I think the parents and child has the right to attend any school that they feel is the best fit or offers the most to their child and/or family.

    It’s anywaaays that think schools and communities own kids. He also endorses slavery unfortunately.

  3. Education First August 31, 2017 12:23 pm

    anywaaaays!! August 30, 2017 2:19 pm

    At Kahuku its all family, we make our kids feel special all the time and they are the ones claiming their turf. Quite literally my kids that attend Kahuku are mine and yes I own them, my siblings and cousins and friends whose kids play at Kahuku do own them. 99% of the football teams parents are alumni so yes, we own our kids. Ask the kids themselves and they will say that they claim KAHUKU and were “born and bred to wear red”.



    College Readiness Index 18.0
    AP® Tested 27%
    AP® Passed 55%
    Mathematics Proficiency 23%
    English Proficiency 31%

    Don’t forget to remind people that if you graduate from Kahuku you will barely be able to read, write, or count based on these scientific numbers.

  4. Education First August 31, 2017 12:30 pm

    Besides, can you tell me what football athlete from Hawaii that attended a prestigious academic university (Stanford,USC) on a football scholarship and used that colleges alumni network to land a high-paying kick @$s job? im waiting…

    Being that USC and Stanford just started to recruit in Hawaii, it will take about 5-10 years to get that data for you.

    You do understand that USC and Stanford had no presence in Hawaii consistently until 2013 when college scouts started to come down here to visit.

    So kind of hard for kids based on this 4 year window to even be out of school and into the workplace.

    Do you know of any other kids who are on a football scholarship and are in year 1-4 and already have a career?

    You really are dumb yeah?

  5. Education First August 31, 2017 12:38 pm

    Whens the last time you did something for your almamater (PUN) that made the kids feel special? Maybe if you make the kids feel wanted they would feel they belong, but no! everyone too high maka maka at pun. Its pay for play in the ILH, unless you are an elite athlete on full scholarship feeling like “The Man”, other then that you are just another customer paying to keep the school alive.

    Yeah you like to talk with no data.

    At the Punahou Alumni Reunion that happens yearly, the average amount of people who attend yearly is over 2,000. And this is after they are all paid up.

    Please name me one athletic scholarship offered by Punahou School? You like to ramble on but you never offer any burden of proof.

    You expect people to believe you but we all know you make up stuff. Is that what they taught you are Waialua? You do not need to provide evidence to support your claims.


    And financial aid isn’t an athletic scholarship. I know that might confuse you.

  6. rrfl August 31, 2017 1:01 pm

    OMG STOP ALREADY!!!!! Let the kids play and take this somewhere else.

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