FREMONT -- Jason Hinton rushed 135 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 91 yards and another score to help lead the visiting Moreau Catholic High football team past Mission San Jose 42-6 in a Mission Valley Athletic League game Saturday at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
"The line (gave me) terrific blocking and got me to the second level," Hinton said. "When I get to the second level, it's really hard to tackle me. I just put on the burners and get to the end zone. My blocking did perfectly great today."
Moreau Catholic (5-4, 1-4 MVAL), which had been struggling since it opened the season with four consecutive nonleague wins, was dominant on Saturday, outgaining Mission San Jose 430-148. Even the latter number was misleading as Ben Torrez busted an 85-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the game for the Warriors (1-8, 0-6).
Excluding that play, Mission San Jose ran 47 plays from scrimmage and gained just 63 yards.
Moreau Catholic, though, scored four touchdowns of at least 41 yards in the second quarter.
First, Hinton broke loose for a 41-yard touchdown run on the second play of the quarter to make it 7-0. On the second play of the Mariners' next drive, Jullen Ison busted a 41-yard touchdown run of his own. After a Mission San Jose punt, Hinton went around the right side for a 48-yard scoring run and a 21-0 lead. Finally, Hinton took a swing pass from Kucas O'Rourke 56 yards for a score on the third play of Moreau Catholic's next possession.
The teams got into a scuffle in the fourth quarter and a player from each teach was ejected.