NEW LONDON -- West Rusk had no trouble coming away with a victory against Palestine Westwood on Friday, defeating the Panthers, 63-27.

LJ Harper threw for 196 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Trevor Henson. Tyrell Moore led the ground attack with 94 yards. West Rusk's defense held the Panthers to -33 yards rushing. They also came away with five sacks.

West Rusk (4-0) will open district play with Mineola at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in New London. Palestine Westwood (1-3) will next face Elkhart at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Elkhart.