Picayune surges past Pearl River Central 48-7

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Carriere—Picayune scored 14 points in the first 1 minute and 27 seconds of the game and cruised to a 48-7 win over Pearl River Central at Kenneth L. Hendrix Stadium.


On the game’s second snap, Maroon Tide’s Josh Tatum picked up a fumble on a lateral behind the Blue Devils’ line and raced 30 yards for a touchdown. On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, PRC fumbled and Nick Doane recovered the ball at the Blue Devil 32. On first down, Austin Samples ran untouched for the touchdown with 10:33 showing on the clock. Morgan Craft kicked both extra points.


After a PRC on its next possession, Picayune drove 92 yards on 7 plays and scored on a 10 yard run by Dorian Robinson with 6:30 left in the first quarter. The point after made it 21-0.


After an unsuccessful fake punt by PRC, Picayune took over at Blue Devil 42. On the first play, Isaac Hickman threw a pass to Dawson Underwood on a quick slant and Underwood sprinted past the secondary for the touchdown with 4:35 left on the clock. The extra point was wide left.


Picayune held PRC on downs and took over at the Blue Devils’ 40. Nine plays later, Peyton Waddell scored on a 3 yard run with 8:53 left in the second quarter and Craft’s point after made it 34-0.


On the next possession, Picayune got the ball back on Dorian Robison’s interception of a PRC pass that was deflected by Garrett Hunter. Three plays later, Hickman scored on a 2 yard run with 3:49 and the extra point made it 41-0 with 3:49 left.


Picayune added a touchdown on its first possession of the third quarter with Darnell Smith scoring on a 23 yard run.


PRC scored on the last play of the game on a 4 yard pass from Cameron Brunson to Tyce Yarborough.


Picayune Head Coach Cody Stogner was pleased with his team’s play.

“We talked about wanting to play Picayune football and we did just that for 48 minutes. I was glad were able to get some guys a chance to play who show up every day and work hard. That’s what it’s all about. We are just trying to get ready for the playoffs,” Stogner said.


“We had a great week of preparation, maybe the best we’ve had this year.”


Picayune (8-0, 5-0) will play at Pascagoula on Friday while PRC (3-5, 1-4) will be at East Central.

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