Four quarters = win for Patriots

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Cleveland (3-1, 2-1) at West End (0-4, 0-3)
Last week’s results: Westbrook 45, West End 20; Piedmont 55, Cleveland 7
2012 result: Cleveland 35, West End 6
Series record: West End leads 15-6

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

West End High is still looking to put together four quarters of football.

When that happens, a win could very well be in the making.

“In the first half against Westbrook, we played really good,” Patriot coach Randy Hallmark said. “But then (quarterback) Levi (Weems) got hurt and we had to go with the second-string quarterback (Dylan Gregory) for the second half. He did his job well, but not having Levi in [the game] limits what we can do.”

Weems injured his neck. His status for tonight’s game was still unknown at press time.

As has been the case all season, West End continues to have turnovers at “the most inopportune times,” according to Hallmark.

“We got inside the 20 [yard line] a couple of times and turned the ball over last week,” he said.         “We can’t win doing that.”

This week’s opponent is a much-improved Cleveland squad that has already won as many games as in all of last season.

“They’ve got speedy backs plus a quarterback who has a good arm plus can run,” Hallmark said of the Panthers. “The quarterback is what makes them dangerous. They’ll be a big challenge to our defense.”

Last week against Westbrook, Weems was 9-of-12 in passing for 117 yards and one touchdown. In the second half, Gregory went 2-for-3 for 27 yards.

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