No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) added another ranked team its resume Saturday night, downing No. 17 Kahuku (Hawaii), 35-7.
The two-time defending Super 25 champion Gaels have beaten three teams that were nationally ranked at the time of the game — Cedar Hill (Texas), St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) and Kahuku — and another that was regionally ranked, Cocoa (Fla.).
Gorman (4-0), winners of 43 in a row, plays its first in-state opponent next week against Bonanza (Las Vegas) before hosting No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in a nationally televised game.
The loss snapped an 18-game winning streak for Kahuku, which had a strong contingent of fans who made the trip to Las Vegas. Kahuku (5-1) entered the game with three consecutive shutouts and having allowed only 22 points in five games.
Saturday, Ohio State quarterback commit Tate Martell was responsible for all five Gorman touchdowns, four passing and one rushing.
After a scoreless first quarter, Martell hit a short pass to Brevin Jordan, who did the rest for an 18-yard TD with 11:49 remaining in the second quarter. Martell then hit Austin Arnold in the corner of the end zone for a TD for a 14-0 lead.
Kahuku QB Sol-Jay Maiava went 45 yards down the sideline to cut the lead to 14-7.
In the first half, Gorman had 228 yards — 101 passing for Martell — to Kahuku’s 102, but the Gaels turned the ball over twice.
In the third quarter, Martell scrambled for a TD with 5:44 left and a 21-7 lead.
In the fourth quarter, after a fumble recovery, Martell hits Brevin Jordan on 3-yard TD for a 28-7 lead. Martell and Gorman capped the scoring with a 24-yard TD pass to Dorian Thompson-Robinson with 2:21 left in the game.