The Choctaw Central Warriors picked up their first Region 5-3A victory of the season Friday night as they took an 11-8 overtime win past Kemper County in prep football action.

The Warriors now stand at 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the region standings. They visit Southeast Lauderdale Friday night. The Tigers stand at 2-6 overall and 1-1 in the region standings. They dropped a 53-6 decision to Philadelphia last week.

"We really played hard," Choctaw Central Coach Troy Savell said. "We had a good game on offense and our defense stayed on them. We didn't make any big mistakes and that was the key.

"We will have our hands full with Southeast Lauderdale. They will come straight at us and we'll have to play hard to stop them," Savell said.

The Warriors finished with 215 yards in total offense. Choctaw Central had 200 yards rushing in 41 carries and completed 2-of-7 passing attempts for 15 yards. Kemper County was limited to 143 yards in total offense. The Wildcats had 68 yards rushing and 77 yards passing on 10 pass completions.

Kemper County went up 8-0 in the first half when Anthony Ruffin scored on a six-yard run. The two-point conversion pass was good and the Wildcats led 8-0.

That's how it stood at the half.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard in the third quarter when Alex Lacy scored on a 44-yard run for a touchdown. Quarterback Demarcus Wilson ran in the two-point conversion and the Warriors tied the game at 8-8.

That's how it stood when regulation time ended and the two teams went to overtime. Kemper County had the ball first and did not score. Choctaw Central scored on its possession when Wilson kicked a 35-yard field goal to win the game.

Lacy was the leading rusher with 79 yards on six carries. Brandon Kennedy added 74 yards on 15 carries.

Lacy also led the team in tackles with eight stops and a sack. Kennedy and Cody Anderson both added six tackles. Jalen Talen had four tackles and two quarterback sacks.