Quarterback Nicholas Kinast did it all for Moreau Catholic, passing for 211 yards and two touchdowns,

and also leading the Mariners in rushing with 85 yards and two scores, to power Moreau to a 45-24 non-league victory over visiting Mt. Eden.

The Mariners (1-2) took advantage of Mt. Eden miscues to build an early lead, converting two fumbles

by the Monarchs into two first quarter touchdowns. DJ Souto scored from a yard out several plays after the Mariners recovered Mt. Eden's first fumble of the night, then it was Nick Wong scooping up the Monarch's next turnover, racing 60 yards to the end zone.

Kinast took it from there, completing 16 of 25 passes by hitting a variety of receivers. Kinast also converted several third down situations, keeping Mariner drives alive throughout the game.

Mt. Eden (2-1) was led by Khalil Thomas who rushed for 164 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 72-yard burst in the third quarter and a 3-yard score in the fourth quarter to pull Mt. Eden within 39-24.

But Kinast took the Mariners on one final drive, hitting Brett Betchart on a 2-yard score to seal the win.

Moreau Catholic 45, Mt. Eden 24

Mt. Eden          0          3          13          8--          24

Moreau Catholic          14          6          19          6--          45

MC -- Sauto 1 run (O'Bryan kick)

MC -- Wong 60 fumble return (O'Bryan kick)

ME -- Esteban FG 37

MC -- Goulart 7 pass from Kinast (kick failed)

MC -- Kinast 5 run (run failed)

ME -- Thomas 72 run (Flores kick)

MC -- Kinast 2 run (O'Bryan kick)

MC -- Hinton 8 run (kick failed)

ME -- Thomas 3 run (run failed)

ME -- Thomas 3 run (Thomas run)

MC -- Betchart 2 pass from Kinast (kick failed)

Rushing: ME -- Thomas 17-164, McGown 20-82, Rico 1-(-4). Totals 38-242. MC -- Kinast 15-85, Hinton 9-44, Sauto 10-28, Tieu 2-5, Tovar 1-2, Garcia 1-0, Shreckengost 1-0, 39-164. Passing: ME -- Rico 3-7-0 50. MC -- Kinast 16-25-1 211 Receiving: ME -- Godoy 1-22, Stevenson 1-17, Fat 1-11. MC -- Maroun 2-71, Hinton 3-47, Villarreal 4-45, Wong 2-26, Roxas 2-17, Goulart 1-7, Betchart 1-2, Souto 1-(-4). Fumbles/lost: Mt. Eden 5/3, Moreau Catholic 1/0. Records: Mt. Eden 2-1, Moreau Catholic 1-2.