HINTON -- The Blackhawks rolled to a fourth consecutive victory Friday, winning 40-14 at home over Alta-Aurelia.
Hinton (6-2, 5-1 Class A District 1) seized the momentum from the opening kickoff.
Jason Vander Kooi returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Hinton led 7-0 just 13 seconds into the game following the extra point kick by Matthies Gross-Holtick.
Hinton extended the lead with 6:19 remaining in the opening quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run by Colin Poss. Hinton led 13-0 after the missed extra point.
A-A (1-7, 1-5) cut into the lead with a 2-yard touchdown run by Alex Stephan with 30 seconds left in the first quarter. A PAT by Junior Molina made the score 13-7 in favor of Hinton going into the second quarter.
Vander Kooi scored his second touchdown of the game on a 75-yard touchdown reception from Cole Johnston on the first play of the second quarter. Hinton failed on the 2-point attempt and led 19-7.
Johnston found Jake Hasselquist for a 22-yard touchdown pass two and a half minutes later. Gross-Holtick's PAT put Hinton ahead 26-7.
Logan Jurgensmeier caught an interception in the middle of the quarter and returned it 20 yards to the A-A 16-yard line. Becker finished off the drive on the short field with a 3-yard touchdown run. Gross-Holtick made the PAT and Hinton led 33-7 at the break.
The Warriors scored once more in the third quarter on a 9-yard pass from Joe Napierala to Stephan.
Becker scored the final touchdown of the game on a 16-yard run with 1:28 remaining until the fourth quarter. Gross-Holtick set the final score with his final PAT of the game.
Johnston was 5-for-10 passing for 118 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in senior Morgan Wenzel's stead.
Vander Kooi caught three passes for 93 yards. Hasselquist's touchdown was his only reception of the game.
Becker ran 16 times for 112 yards in the victory. Poss ran for 26 yards on seven carries. Cole Siders ran five times for 20 yards. Eric Brown had 28 yards on four rushing attempts.
Vander Kooi led the defense with eight solo tackles and 10 total tackles. Avery Peirce made five solo stops and assisted on five more. Mitchell Hoefling had five solo tackles, four assisted tackles and one sack.
Jurgensmeier and Marcus Turman each finished with seven total tackles. Nathan Youtzy recorded one sack.
Hinton will finish the season this Friday on the road at Lawton-Bronson (5-3, 3-3). The Eagles began the season 5-0, but have lost their last three games to Woodbury Central, West Lyon and Akron-Westfield.