WALNUT GROVE — Westbrook’s Hunter Grimes rushed for five touchdowns to lead Westbrook Christian to a 62-35 victory over West End in an offensive slugfest Friday night in Class 2A, Region 6 play.

Grimes scored on runs of 10, 2, 4, 37, 68 yards. The Warriors (3-1, 1-0) dominated on the ground, with Grimes going for 311 yards on 28 carries.

“I’m proud of my kids in how physical we played,” Westbrook coach Brian Mintz said. “We gave up some big pass plays, but that was expected given how much they throw the ball. We ran the ball really well tonight and that’s what we have to do to win.”

While Westbrook got the job done on the ground, West End quarterback Jacob Jones threw for five touchdowns for the winless Patriots. Jones threw for more than 300 yards and with scoring strikes of 25, 7, 31, 90 and 4 yards.

The Warriors scored on five of their first six possessions of the game to take a 35-21 lead by intermission.

Westbrook jumped out to a 14-0 lead following a Grimes touchdown and then a 71-yard strike by Jackson Cox to John Ross Morgan.

The Patriots (0-4, 0-2) finally scratched the scoreboard with two seconds left in the quarter when Jones found William Tidmore from 25 yards out.

Following another Grimes touchdown, Jones found Eli Pearce from 7 yards out to keep the Patriots within a score of Westbrook.

Cox added another touchdown pass with 2:54 left in the half on a 28-yard play to Brandon Foster.

West End remained within a score of the Warriors until the 11-second mark of the first half when Morgan punched the ball across the goal line from 2 yards out to take a 14-point lead.

The Patriots were forced to play catch-up the entire second half but could not cut Westbrook’s lead below double digits.

The Warriors return to region action next week when they host Ohatchee, while West End takes the week off.