Pike evened its record at 2-2 as it prepares to head into Region 2-AAA play this week.
Pirates running back Artez Oglesby scored a touchdown on the very first offensive play of the game, a 66-yard run, to give Pike the 7-0 lead. Oglesby was the workhorse for the Pirates, carrying the ball 24 times for 165 yards and the TD.
Central scored minutes later on a 3-yard TD run on fourth and goal, but Pike’s Jess DeVoursney blocked the extra point attempt and the score remained 7-6 in favor of Pike County.
Neither team dented the scoreboard after that. Central had the ball in the final minutes of the game and looked to get the winning score, but DeVoursney sealed the win for Pike with an interception with 30 seconds remaining for the final 7-6 margin.
Pike opens region play on the road Friday, traveling to play the Carver-Columbus Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Last week, Carver-Columbus (3-1) was ranked No. 7 in Class AAA.
Lamar County (2-0-1) was off last week. The No. 7 Trojans will be back in action Friday at Taylor County High (2-1) in Region 4-AA action on the road.