Picayune vs. Wayne County

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015

Picayune (5-6, 4-3) heads to Wayne County (8-3, 4-1) for the first round of the Mississippi State 5A playoffs. 

Picayune looks to regroup from their 41-14 loss to rival Pearl River Central this past Friday wherein their defense allowed seven rushing touchdowns and 319 yards on the ground and their offense and special teams coughed up the ball on three occasions. 

The Tide look to be healthy for Friday’s game including junior running back Josh Littles who was hampered the past couple weeks by turf toe.

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Wayne County brings a strong offensive attack to the table—they average 168.2 receiving yards a game and 200.5 rushing yards a game. They tend to throw the football a lot.

Senior quarterback Reggie Stewart has thrown for over 100 yards in nine out 11 games he has amassed 1,791 total passing yards. 

He has thrown 16 touchdowns and has been intercepted seven times. 

Stewart’s No. 1 target is senior receiver Rameik Wallace, who has 902 receiving yards on the year with 11 touchdowns—he averages 82 yards a game.   He is very hard to cover due to his speed and height—he stands 6-foot 3-inches tall and weighs 194 pounds. 

Although their passing game is prolific, Wayne County’s senior running back Freddy Jordan is an above average runner—he has 824 rushing yards on the year and 14 total touchdowns. 

Picayune will have a tough time containing all of these offensive weapons on Friday night.