Football

No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) beats No. 17 Kahuku (Hawaii) in Super 25 Game of the Week

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.

Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell. (Photo: Greg Cava)

Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell. (Photo: Greg Cava)

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.

 

7 comments
Irishfan1220
Irishfan1220

I love how everyone bitches about Gorman when they beat them yet I never once heard Gorman bitch about anything when they've lost big games. STOP CRYING because u can't beat this team.

Toniguanella
Toniguanella

Funny how no one mentions the disrespect Bishop Gorman displayed toward the visiting team. The following took place at that game which I attended:

1. The national anthem was played 20 minutes prior the game when Kahuku went into the locker room after warm ups. They were not present on the field. Once they came back on the field the Gaels went into their locker room for almost 20 minutes while Kahuku stood around waiting for them to return;

2. At the coin toss one of the Gaels stood with his arms crossed in a defensive posture and when it was time for both captains on each side to shake hands the Bishop Gorman captains walked away without shaking hands; and

3. With 20 seconds left in the game With Bishop Gorman leading 35-7 the Gaels throw 2 bombs into the end zone as to pump the score up.

I was embarressed for Bishop Gorman's display of disrespect. The Mission of Bishop Gorman is not being displayed at this event.

Irishfan1220
Irishfan1220

This team has an edge to them at points they cross the line. Ur being a little sensitive on ur points here as for the coin toss and the gamesmanship before the game say what u want about it it can be viewed both ways and I'm fine with people's opinions on either side as for running the score up I've never had a problem with scoring as many points as u can on a team who's supposed to be good kahuku is ranked in the top 20 in the country and has had no issues running scores up on teams so for anyone to feel bad for them because Gorman tried to score with the score at 35-7 that's a load of garbage if u don't want a team to score on u the stop them.

SmoovP2
SmoovP2

@Toniguanella

I think you may need some Kleenex to dry your eyes because that was the weakest "so called " display of disrespect I've ever heard. You've obviously never played football yourself. Kahuka is a great program and they'd be embarrassed to read your post of "disrespect ". You disrespect the game of football writing something so sensitive.

WESTWORLD
WESTWORLD

St. Thomas Aquinas has the good fortune of catching BG at full strength (finally) in two weeks as both Biaggio and Tyjon are expected back on the field. That being said, I spoke to a Gorman coach who was very emphatic that STA has got them all more than a little worried. Consensus is toughest week of the year so far. Should be a terrific matchup with BG no more than a touchdown favorite.

Irishfan1220
Irishfan1220

This will definately be the toughest test all year for Gorman STA has enough talent to match Gorman and are themselves used to the big game atmosphere they will encounter in this game should be really fun to watch.

Irishfan1220
Irishfan1220

Another impressive win for this team. Tate Martel is playing at a rediculous level right now and this team isn't even at full strength yet which may be the scariest part about what's happening.