After having its 18-game winning streak snapped in a 35-7 loss to No. 1 Bishop Gorman on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Hawaii’s No. 1-ranked team, Kahuku, remained in the USA Today Super 25 rankings released Monday.
Kahuku (5-1) dropped seven spots to No. 24 after allowing a season-high 35 points to the Gaels, who got four touchdown passes and a touchdown run from quarterback Tate Martell in the win. Kahuku extended its scoreless quarters streak to 15 before giving up two second-quarter touchdowns. The Red Raiders trailed 14-7 at halftime before getting outscored 21-0 in the second half.
Bishop Gorman ran its winning streak to 43 games, but finished with 35 points against Kahuku, which tied for a season low. The Gaels have also won games over No. 10 St. John Bosco of California, 35-20, and Cedar Hill of Texas, 44-17.
Kahuku returns home to finish off the OIA regular season with games at Moanalua (3-3, 2-3 OIA Blue) on Saturday and at Kaiser (2-5, 1-5) on Sept. 30. The Red Raiders’ last regular season loss was two years ago at Kaiser, 20-19.
Kahuku did fall out of the CBS Max Preps Xcellent 25 this week and was not one of five bubble teams listed. Cedar Hill was ranked No. 11 and St. John Bosco was seventh behind No. 1 Bishop Gorman.