Picayune’s second half play earns win at East Central

Published 3:44 pm Monday, October 11, 2021

The Maroon Tide added to the team’s win column at East Central after beating the Hornets, 28-14.

The Maroon Tide came out slower than usual to start the game with Picayune being down 7-0 at halftime.

“We couldn’t get anything going offensively, and our defense kept us in the game,” said Head Football Coach Cody Stogner.

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After the halftime break, Picayune turned the game around and the defense forced East Central into a three and out situation. The Maroon Tide capitalized on the opportunity, executing drives on offense resulting in a touchdown and a 7-7-tie game.

Maroon Tide’s Amarion Tyson also had a strip fumble and return for a touchdown, putting the Maroon Tide up 14-7.

After that, the Maroon Tide scored 14 unanswered points, putting the team up 28-7 in the fourth quarter.

The Hornets got a touchdown a little too late for a comeback with under a minute to play, allowing Picayune to run away with the 28-14 victory over East Central.

For the Maroon Tide, running back Donta Dowdell had 95 yards on the night. Noah Carter scored two touchdowns and Chris Davis connected with Carter for a touchdown pass while quarterback Dawson Underwood was 2-4 in the air.