PICAYUNE — The accolades continue to roll in for unbeaten Picayune. The defending Class 5A state champion Maroon Tide, 8-0 on the season and winners of 15 straight games, cracked the Super 25 Poll in The USA Today Monday afternoon. It is the first time in 25 years that Picayune has been ranked in the prestigious national prep football poll. The Maroon Tide is also rated as the unanimous number one prep team overall in all three primary polls in the state of Mississippi. The Maroon Tide is coming off a 48-7 win over East Central, a win that also clinched a playoff berth for Picayune. The only Super 25 team to lose last week was then-No. 25 Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), which fell to Atlantic (Delray, Fla.) on Thursday. Picayune moved in at 24 and dropped Narbonne High (Harbor City, Cal.) back down to 25th from 24th. Picayune hosts Long Beach on Friday.
EMCC wins National championship
For the second time in three seasons, East Mississippi Community College has captured a National Championship.
Balanced attack paced Picayune
The offensive success that Picayune enjoyed all season on the football field was a major reason the Maroon Tide brought home the gold ball.
Maroon Tide win was exciting
Speed sweep left.
Three words that will forever live in Picayune football history.
For the second time in three seasons, Picayune its atop the ranks of Class 5A football in the state of Mississippi.
Maroon Tide senior class has made history
For the current crop of Maroon Tide seniors, their final season playing for Picayune will end in the same venue that their first year did.
Picayune faces Oxford for state title
Picayune Memorial High School is in the midst of its most successful three year run in the history of the football program.
Unbeaten Oxford is on a roll
Unbeaten and topranked Oxford has won 14 games this season, the most wins ever in a season in school history.
Picayune wins South State title
It took Picayune's Dodd Lee 16 years as the head coach at his alma mater to reach the state championship game.
Bulldogs beat Rebels 17-10 in OT in Egg Bowl
Dak Prescott saved Mississippi State's season Thursday night, and in doing so extended it as well.
Prescott, a sophomore quarterback, scored on a 2-yard run in overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a 17-10 win over arch-rival Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl at Davis-Wade Stadium.
Maroon Tide faces Laurel tonight
There is one spot in the Class 5A State finals on the line and two teams left in the South.
That berth will be decided tonight.
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