Item Staff Report
The Picayune Item
Picayune quarterback Boderick Scott had his best night as a Maroon Tide player Friday night.
The senior signal-caller threw four scoring strikes in the first half and accounted for five scores overall leading Picayune to a 55-21 win over homestanding West Harrison in Region 4-5A play.
The win moves the Maroon Tide to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in league play. Picayune is tied for second in the league standings with Stone County, which fell to Pascagoula Friday night in a battle for district supremacy. The Hurricanes fall to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Scott hit Kardarius Cross on three touchdown tosses in the first half, covering 31-, 24- and 86-yards as the Maroon Tide took a commanding lead. He also hooked up with Preston Dedeaux on a 13-yard scoring strike.
Dedeaux also scored on a 2-yard run, and safety Jaylin Dees recovered a Hurricane fumble in the end zone as Picayune took a 42-21 lead into halftime.
The Maroon Tide wasted no time in extending the score as the second half got underway, as Deandre Anderson scored on a 6-yard run. Jackson Samples booted his seventh extra point of the game and it was 49-14.
Scott then added a scoring run on a 1-yard sneak in the fourth period, accounting for five scores on the night. He finished the night with 162 yards passing and the four scores.
The Maroon Tide travel to East Central Friday in league play, and then return home in two weeks hosting Stone in what will most likely be a battle for second place in the league and a homeplayoff berth in the opening round of the state playoffs.
(Item Sports Correspondent Sean Stockstill contributed to this report).