Football: Hinkley moves to 1-1 with 21-20 victory over FNE Warriors


AURORA | Shaking off a Zero Week loss, the Hinkley football team evened its record at 1-1 with a one-point victory over Far Northeast Warriors Friday night at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.


Malcom Kates’ 1-yard touchdown run and Teaggan Ilela’s extra point just four seconds into the fourth quarter held up as coach Robert O’Brien’s Thunderbirds prevailed with a 21-20 win.

Ramzee Howard threw for 139 yards and a touchdown to Josh Hanible and Kenneth Powell rushed for a score to account for the points for Hinkley, which downed the Warriors (formerly Montbello) for a second straight season.

Powell rushed for 73 yards and Eman McNeal caught four passes for 64 yards.

The Thunderbirds play host to Westminster — a 44-6 winner over Rangeview — at noon Sept. 12.

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Score by quarters:

FNE Warriors  6  6  0  8 — 20

Hinkley              0  8  6  7 — 21


First quarter

FNE Warriors — Kheshaun Brown 1 yard run (kick failed), 3:32

Second quarter

Hinkley — Josh Hanible 14 yard pass from Ramzee Howard (Eman McNeal run), 11:54

FNE Warriors — Torrese Gill 6 yard run (run failed), 2:57

Third quarter

Hinkley — Kenneth Powell 5 yard run (kick failed), 6:51

Fourth quarter

Hinkley — Malcolm Kates 1 yard run (Teaggan Ilela kick), 11:56

FNE Warriors — Aaris Bonds 13 yard pass from Brown (Malik Manuel from Brown), 6:05