Kahuku, Bingham both ranked in Top 25
Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava will face his second mainland opponent in two years when the Red Raiders play Bingham (Utah) in the Polynesian Football Classic on Saturday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Two-time defending OIA champion Kahuku remained at No. 23 in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 high school football rankings released Monday. The Red Raiders (4-0), who have outscored their first four opponents 152-13, head to Las Vegas this week to play No. 16 Bingham (Utah) in the Polynesian Football Classic at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday
This is the first game for Kahuku against a nationally top-25 ranked teams since a 35-7 loss to No. 1 Bishop Gorman last September. Kahuku has lost its last four games played on the continent and five straight against mainland opponents. The last victory came in August 2001 whenInoke Funaki threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns in a 19-14 win over Skyline (Utah) at Kahuku. In the MaxPreps computer rankings, Saint Louis is Hawaii’s top-ranked team at No. 35, followed by Punahou, which jumped 93 spots to No. 55 overall after a 56-42 win over Junipero Serra on Saturday in San Diego. Kahuku is next among Hawaii teams at No. 104.