Patriots looking to end winless skid


West End (0-4) at Coosa Christian (1-3)

Last week: Coosa Christian 60, Woodville 28; Section 33, West End 21

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Coosa Christian made it out of the winless ranks last week. Is it West End High’s turn tonight in Gadsden?

The Patriots have lost 16 games in a row, dating back to 2012.

“We played better (last week),” coach Kyle Davis said. “We got the ball inside the 30 four or five times and turned it over. We don’t know how to win right now.”

After not scoring in the first half, the Patriots posted three second-half touchdowns.

“Some days I think we’re getting better and some days I think we’re not,” Davis said. “I’m pleased with the effort right now.”

As for Coosa, Davis sees a big throwing threat and a team that should be heady following its first win of the season.

“We’ve got to be good in our pass coverage,” he said. “We’ll have to play great to have any chance at winning this game.”

For the Conquerors last week, Grizzard completed 15 of 23 passes for 364 yards and six touchdowns, rushed eight times for 63 yards and another score and returned an interception on defense 85 yards for a touchdown.

Jace Mills caught seven passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns, while Wesley Grizzard had four receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Randy Washington rushed 20 times for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Last week For the Patriots, Hunter Grant completed 18 of 35 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown. He added 89 rushing yards on 17 carries.

Dustin Goodwin had eight catches for 46 yards, while Rhett Lister had five receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Dylan Gregory caught four passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Junior Tomas had eight tackles, followed by Nick Cline with six and Grant, Bruce Evans and Jordan Malin with five each.

Tomas recovered a fumble and Evans had an interception.

Coosa Christian head coach Touart was unavailable for comment 

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