North had the spirit on Thursday night but West had the points.
The Pioneers used a big first half lead to top North, 26-14 Thursday night at Heights High School.
West (3-3) opened the game first a colid scoring drive, giving it up to Trez Patrick from five yard out but missed the point oafter attempt, leading 6-0.
North (0-6) needed a spark and Leon Williams provided it on the ensuing kickoff, breaking two tackles before throwing the kicker aside and sprinting to the end zone for their first lead of the game, 7-6 in the first quarter. This was North's third touchdown all season.
Both teams traded a few series before West got their feet underneath themselves, with two touchdowns from Patrick, the best came in the second quarter when he broke off tackle and scampered 25 yards for the touchdowns. It was 20-7 West at the half after Trevon Mitchell ran in the two point conversion.
The Pioneers took all the momentum to the locker room and North had the look of despair before stopping West on their opening drive and got the ball with great field position. And on third and goal from the eight-yard line, North quarterback Joshua Bryan rolled out for an open Caleb Franklin, plunging in for the score, making it 20-14 West and a one score game.
That was the last time North would cross the end zone. West held off their late charge and marched down the field with five minutes to play in the game and on third and goal, Marcus Malcolme faked the hand off for an easy and final score of the night.
North looks for their first win of the season when they battle South (0-6) next Friday. West gets Kapaun Mt. Carmel (1-5).