In his debut as a senior, Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as the Sailors ran over Holy Family, 41-21, at Gardner Field.

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In his debut as a senior, Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as the Sailors ran over Holy Family, 41-21, at Gardner Field.

Steamboat tops Holy Family

Austin Hinder throws for five touchdowns, runs for another

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Finch and Hinder discuss win

Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder says team's game one performance allows Sailors to "take the next step."

Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder says team's game one performance allows Sailors to "take the next step."

— Anyone questioning Austin Hinder's ability as a quarterback got a big dose of reality Saturday.

Hinder proved every bit the best prep quarterback in the state against Holy Family.

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Steamboat-Holy Family highlights

The best plays from Saturday's 41-21 Sailors victory at Gardner Field.

The best plays from Saturday's 41-21 Sailors victory at Gardner Field.

The University of California-Berkley commit and Steamboat senior threw five touchdowns, ran for another and had 383 total yards in a 41-21 win. Hinder finished the day 20 of 29 passing for 326 yards and five touchdowns against one interception. He also carried the ball four times for 57 yards and one touchdown.

Hinder started the scoring early with a 59-yard run in the first quarter to give Steamboat a 7-0 lead. Holy Family's Joe Sommers hit Bryan Murphy on a 14-yard touchdown pass on the next Tigers drive to knot the score at 7.

Hinder then hit Jack Spady on a 31-yard touchdown pass and Dylan Pivarnik from 66 yards out to give Steamboat a 21-7 lead. In the second half Hinder hooked up with Pivarnik again, this time from 2 yards out to push the score to 28-7.

Sommers found Jeremiah Haynes on 12-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 28-14.

But Hinder was back at it. The senior connected again with Jack Verploeg on a 12-yard pass, and then with Spady from 55 yards out, to push the Sailors' lead to 41-14.

Sommers hooked up with Murphy again with 27 seconds remaining, this time from 28 yards out, to make the score 41-21.

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