HAYWARD -- Jason Hinton had another monster game, rushing for 272 yards and three touchdowns and he also made a game-clinching stop on defense as the host Mariners outlasted the Highlanders.

Hinton got the Moreau (2-0) offense going in the second half, breaking off an 87-yard run before scoring on a 23-yard pass from junior quarterback Lucas O'Rourke to give the Mariners a 21-14 lead heading into the final quarter. Piedmont quarterback Spencer Kim answered with a 17-yard touchdown on a keeper, but Hinton put Moreau back in front on a 62-yard scamper.

The Highlanders (0-2) drove to the Mariners 11 in the final minutes, but a sack and a penalty moved the ball back to the 37 where Kim's desperation pass into the end zone was batted down by Hinton to preserve the victory.

Piedmont sophomore Gabriel Watson had a huge night, running for 139 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns and added 69 yards on four receptions. Kim threw for 171 yards on 11-for-27 passing.

Moreau Catholic 28, Piedmont 21

Piedmont 7 7 0 7-- 21

Moreau Cath. 7 0 14 7-- 28

MC -- Garcia 5 run (Scully kick)

P -- Watson 13 run (Chiodo kick)

P -- Watson 7 run (Chiodo kick)

MC -- Hinton 87 run (Scully kick)

MC -- Hinton 23 pass from O'Rourke (Scully kick)

P -- Kim 17 run (Chiodo kick)

MC -- Hinton 62 run (Scully kick)

Rushing: P -- Watson 13-139, Kim 16-44, Garrett 7-28, Zimmerman 2-5, Gardner 1-1. Totals 39-217. MC -- Hinton 14-272, O'Rourke 5-31, Garcia 7-26, Mackin 5-17, Uomoto 2-13, Sequeira 3-9. Totals 36-368. Passing: P -- Kim 11-27-0 171. MC -- O'Rourke 8-12-0 95. Receiving: P -- Finkel 5-76, Watson 4-69, Henrickson 1-22, Gardner 1-4. Totals 11-171. MC -- Hinton 3-53, Fiandor 3-39, Ison 1-2, Shreckengost 1-1. Totals 8-95. Fumbles/lost: Pie -- 2/1, MC -- 1/1. Records: Piedmont 0-2, Moreau Catholic 2-0.