Gordon returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown to earn defensive MVP honors in Honolulu.
Archbishop Murphy senior defensive back Kyler Gordon, one of the top recruits to sign with the Washington Huskies in December, returned an interception 49 yards for a first-half touchdown to help Team Makai to a 31-14 victory over Team Mauka at the second Polynesian Bowl played Saturday night at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Gordon also had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four tackles, and was named the game’s defensive MVP award.
He was one of six UW signees at the Polynesian Bowl, joining offensive lineman M.J. Ale, linebacker Ale Kaho, linebacker M.J. Tafisi, defensive lineman Sam Taimani and linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui.
Former UW All-American defensive tackle Danny Shelton was also in attendance Saturday night.
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Gordon is ranked as the No. 107 overall prospect in the nation and No. 1 in the state by 247sports.com.
Also a standout receiver, Gordon helped the Archbishop Murphy win back-to-back Cascade Conference titles and advance to the Class 2A state semifinals this year. Archbishop Murphy won the state title in 2016.
This season, he had five interceptions and a combined 10 touchdowns on offense and special teams, and he was named to the Star Times all-area team.