Picayune-- While everyone else started their 2019 football season last week, the Picayune Maroon Tide had to sit and wait. The wait was worth it for the Maroon Tide. Picayune used a smothering defense and balanced offense in dominating D’Iberville 41-6 at Lee-Triplett Stadium.
Picayune scored on their first possession with a 11 play 72 yard drive with the touchdown coming on a 12 yard pass from Jakail Myers to Jalen Hall with 5:03 on the clock. Austin Samples kicked the point after.
After a three and out for the Warriors, Picayune got its second score on a 54 yard touchdown pass from Myers to Hall with 2:21 left in the first quarter. The extra point was no good and the Maroon Tide lead 13-0.
All photos by Randy Brown/ WRJW Sports
Jalen Hall (20) on his way to a 54 touchdown on a pass from Jakail Myers
D’Iberville turned the ball over on downs at it’s own 30 on a failed pass attempt on fourth and six to go.
Picayune scored 4 plays later when Cameron Thomas scored from 2 yards out with 11:45 left in the second quarter. Leonard Taylor added a two point conversion to make 21-0.
Cameron Thomas (2) scoring on a two run early in the second quarter.
Picayune’s defensive front led by Carson Conner and Elijah Jenkins kept the pressure on the Warriors quarterback Jaden Wally and forced two more punts on the next possessions.
Leonard Taylor (15) on his way for a two point conversion.
During that span, Thomas added another two yard run and also a 58 yard for his second and third touchdowns of the night to push the lead to 34-0 at the half.
Picayune’s last touchdown came from Hall when he scored on a 61 yard scoop and score off a Warrior lateral that was fumbled.
Picayune ran for over 300 yards with Thomas leading the way with 19 rushes for 193 yards.
Picayune (1-0) will host Meridian on Friday.