Football: Styles, Gateway rush past Hinkley 28-12

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AURORA | In Gateway’s winning formula Friday night, Q was the variable.

With two quarterbacks out due to injury, Q — senior Quintavis Styles — made his first start under center for the Olys and made the most of it, rushing for 188 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-12 Gateway victory that spoiled Hinkley’s Homecoming festivities at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

Styles — who typically plays running back for the Olys — scored touchdowns on runs of 55, 26, 18 and 5 yards and added a 2-point conversion run to help coach Ashour Peera’s team bounce back from a tough 1-point loss to Rangeview in the annual Anvil game to improve to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Aurora League.

Hinkley — which lost to Gateway 69-0 last season — held a 12-7 lead at halftime on second quarter touchdowns by Brandon and Bryson Compton, but missed a number of opportunities to score in the second half and quarterback Austin Ruiz found himself under constant pressure from the Gateway defensive line.

Jaron Cohen’s Thunderbirds dropped to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in league play going into their regular season finale, a 6 p.m. Oct. 25 contest against rival Aurora Central at APS Stadium.

GATEWAY 28, HINKLEY 12

Score by quarters:

Gateway  0  7  14  7 — 28

Hinkley   0  12  0  0 — 12

SCORING

Second quarter

Hinkley — Brandon Compton 1 yard run (kick blocked), 10:57

Gateway — Quintavis Styles 26 yard run (John Oquendo kick), 9:45

Hinkley — Bryson Compton 3 yard pass from Austin Ruiz (run failed), 1:02

Third quarter

Gateway — Quintavis Styles 55 yard run (Oquendo kick), 10:38

Gateway — Styles 18 yard run (kick failed), 9:13

Fourth quarter

Gateway — Styles 5 yard run (Styles run), 1:29

RUSHING

Gateway: Quintavis Styles 29-188, Isaac Fuqua 12-60, Daymon Davis 5-19, CJ Sanders 2-7, Calvin Weber 2-4

Hinkley: Brandon Compton 10-51, Austin Ruiz 15-24, Ahonsi Ohimai 1-9, Noah Jones 7-7, Dante Richardson 1-0

PASSING

Gateway: Styles 0-5, 0 yards; Austin Hall 1-1, 16 yards; John Oqeundo 1-1, 3 yards

Hinkley: Ruiz 13-25, 163 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception

RECEIVING

Gateway: Jonah Mitchell 1-16, Styles 1-3

Hinkley: Richardson 5-123, Chance Drake 3-25, Bryson Compton 2-14, Joe Miller 1-4, Brandon Compton 1-3, Jones 1-2

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel