Bishop Gorman extends unbeaten streak to 44 games with win over Kahuku
No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) QB Tate Martell: 12-20, 146 YDS, 4 TD; RUSH TD in a win over No. 17 Kahuku.
No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) WR/QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson: 14-YD REC TD in a win over No. 17 Kahuku.
No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) RB Amod Cianelli : 22 ATT, 130 YDS in a win over No. 17 Kahuku.
No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) TE Brevin Jordan: 2 REC TDs in a win over No. 17 Kahuku.
No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) WR Austin Arnold: 10-YD REC TD in a win over No. 17 Kahuku.
No. 1 Bishop Gorman (NV) DT Haskell Garrett: FUM REC in a win over No. 17 Kahuku.
No. 17 Kahuku (HI) QB Sol-Jay Maiava: 45-YD RUSH TD vs No. 1 Bishop Gorman.
In a game which was hyped up for both sides as possibly the biggest challenger Bishop Gorman has faced this year, as well as a chance for 17th-ranked Kahuku to claim a statement win, Gorman stayed in control from the opening kickoff and never looked back, on their way to a 35-7 win on their home field.
While both teams struggled early to find any kind of rhythm, Gorman quarterback Tate Martell was a force to be reckoned with with his athleticism, field vision, and ability to control the clock. Martell accounted for all five of the Gaels’ scores, throwing four touchdowns (two to tight end Brevin Jordan) and running for another.
After throwing for two scores to Jordan and wideout Austin Arnold, respectively, Martell would run in a quarterback keeper late in the third quarter that all but put Kahuku away. Dorian Thompson-Robinson caught the final Gorman touchdown after Jordan’s second score of the night put the Gaels up 28-7.
As they have done all year long, Kahuku relied heavily on its run game to make a splash and keep Gorman on their toes, but since Gorman was prepared for the run and simply looked bigger and faster, that gameplan quickly backfired as they struggled to put drives together to chip into Gorman’s lead, which mounted in a hurry. Their lone score came late in the first half to bring them as close as 14-7, when quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava fooled the Gorman defense and went 45 yards untouched for six.
The top-ranked Gaels will next play Bonanza at home as they move into the lighter, local part of their schedule.