Moreau Catholic High running back Jason Hinton rushed for 200 yards last Friday against St. Patrick-St. Vincent for the 4-0 Mariners.
That's a career game for many running backs, but that's the least amount of rushing yards he has gained in a game this season.
The dynamic junior has already rushed for 1,109 yards on 89 carries (a 13.4 yards per carry average) with 13 touchdowns. He has also caught nine passes for 145 yards and three TDs and scored on a kick return. In his previous three games before last Friday, he had rushed for 334, 272 and 303 yards respectively.
"I've never seen anything like it," said Moreau Catholic coach Andrew Cotter, who has been the Mariners' head coach for six seasons and has coached for 12 years overall. "He's been blessed with a gift ... that gift is being a heck of a football player."
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Hinton is certainly on colleges' radar.
"I get calls maybe twice a week for him right now. I think it's going to pick up considering what he's doing," Cotter said.
The Mariners have needed his offense. They beat both Piedmont and Mt. Eden by just one touchdown (28-21 and 50-43 respectively). Moreau Catholic also beat Mt. Diablo 42-11 and St. Patrick-St. Vincent 65-48 in this young season.
Now the Mariners open Mission Valley Athletic League play on Friday, when they host John F. Kennedy-Fremont at 7 p.m., as a league title contender.
"Obviously, we are going to need everybody to step up (this league season). A lot of his success has to do with the offensive line. They have been doing a great job," Cotter said. "I think Jason is going to help us move forward, hopefully toward a title."