Port St. Joe alum Alvin Dempsey returned an interception 74 yards to key a win for East Central (MS) Community College last Thursday.

The Warriors (1-1) beat the Itawamba Indians 34-14.

The 288-pound Dempsey’s defensive play helped fuel a dominating performance.

With East Central up 17-0, the interception ended a 12-play drive that put the Indians on the East Central nine-yard line.

Dempsey picked off an Itawamba pass and rumbled 74 yards before being caught from behind on the 19-yard line. Two plays later, the Warriors scored.

With his performance, Dempsey was named the football team’s “Spotlight” player for the week.

All home and away football action this season can be heard on WKOZ “Cruisin” 98.3 radio or at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media. Live stream video of all home games as well as links to the live stream of road opponents can be found at www.eccc.edu/eccc-media.