For the second consecutive week, Kahuku moved up on spot in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings released on Monday.
The Red Raiders are now No. 22 in the nation after improving to 7-1 this season with a 56-6 win over host Kaiser on Friday night in Hawaii Kai.
Steven Lombard rushed for two touchdowns and Sekope Latu snapped a streak of 75 consecutive games played by the Red Raiders without a 100-yard receiver. Latu finished with four receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown against the Cougars.
The game was also a happy homecoming for Kahuku OL Vili Fisiiahi, who played at Kaiser two years ago. Fisiiahi got his first two rushing attempts of the season and scored Kahuku’s first TD on a 4-yard run.
Kahuku has a bye this week before hosting an OIA quarterfinal game next weekend at Carlton Weimer Field.
Bishop Gorman (Nev.), which handed Kahuku its only loss of the season, 35-7 on Sept. 17, remained at No. 1 in the nation after winning a triple-overtime game against No. 8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fl.).
Aquinas is one of two ranked teams with two losses. Eighteen of the 25 teams are undefeated with Kahuku one of five teams with one loss. St. John’s College in Washington D.C. is 4-2 yet ranked one spot ahead of the Red Raiders.