After Nearly Vanquishing National No. 3 St. Frances, Kahuku Jumps To No. 26 In MaxPreps Rankings


Kahuku went from No. 41 to No. 26 in the latest MaxPreps national rankings.

That’s what happens when you nearly knock off the No. 3 team in the country. The Red Raiders (6-2, 4-0 OIA Open) were less than a minute away from doing so on Saturday on the North Shore before losing on a St. Frances (Baltimore) touchdown with only 39 ticks left.

In the High School Football America 100, Kahuku moved up to No. 58 all the way from No. 82 after that 22-15 loss to the Panthers (5-0).

Now, with games against two national powers done (the Red Raiders also lost to MaxPreps No. 1 St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif., 34-7 on Sept. 17), Kahuku  can now put full concentration on its Hawaii schedule in a repeat or bust effort to capture a second straight state Open Division championship.

The Red Raiders finish their regular season slate with games at Moanalua (2-4-1, 1-3) on Friday and then at home against Mililani (5-2, 4-0) on Oct. 14.

That game against the Trojans will likely determine the league’s regular season title. Both Mililani and Kahuku have already clinched OIA Open playoff spots.



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