Picayune throttles West Harrison

Published 10:41 pm Friday, October 2, 2015

Chris Marquette

Picayune Item

Picayune (3-3) throttled a much weaker West Harrison (0-6) football team on a cool October homecoming night 55-12. However, the game started out quickly in the Hurricanes’ favor as Damarius Allen recovered a Josh Littles fumble and took it back for 6 points—they missed the PAT.

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The rest of the first quarter was dominated offensively by Picayune.

Immediately after the Tide got the ball, running back Littles made amends, rushing the ball 58 yards to put them up 7-6 with 10:20 in the first quarter of play.

With 9:01 on the clock in the first quarter, quarterback Skylar Bowman linked up with receiver V.J. Holt for a 30-yard touchdown pass.

Holt had a big night. In addition to the touchdown reception he had two interceptions.

Later, with 3:32 left in the first quarter Littles, galloped in for a 32-yard score putting the Tide up 21-6. The rest of the game followed suit.

Following a huge gain by  running back Trey Wimbrow, he punched the ball in from the three-yard line with 6:50 left in the second. Wimbrow added another redzone score in the third quarter.

Reserve quarterback Tyler Penton threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to fullback Blake Merrifield late in the third. Fullback David Baker and running back Anicet Vicknair both punched it in from two yards out for a pair of touchdowns to round out the scoring attack for Picayune.

“I thought we did a lot of good things,” Coach Dodd Lee said. “We gave up an offensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown and we just can’t do that. We turned it over three times with fumbles. We can throw the ball better than we threw it. I think the kids know that. I thought we played real sloppy defensively the first half. I thought we played real well defensively in the third quarter. We changed our secondary up a little bit and that helped us.”

Picayune plays next Friday on the road against Hattiesburg (5-1).