Picayune wins in overtime thriller over PRC, 3-2

Published 12:50 pm Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Pearl River Central Blue Devils and the Picayune Maroon Tide played for seeding rights during Thursday’s overtime thriller.


Picayune needed to win by at least two goals to steal a second-seed spot from PRC. Picayune didn’t secure a second seed but they did clinch a 3-2-overtime win.

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Picayune led 1-0 early in the second half of regulation, then PRC tied the game at 1-1 with 9 minutes left.


In the opening overtime period, PRC took their first lead after Chris Hart’s goal. Picayune’s Trace Moore tied the game at 2-2 after knocking in a free-kick.

With less than 30 seconds in overtime, Picayune had a lucky ball slip behind PRC’s goalkeeper clinching them a late-game win.


As it stands right now, PRC will be the 2nd seed and Picayune will be the 3rd seed in the 5A State Championships. PRC will host the 3rd seed Laurel Tornadoes in the first round game on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. Picayune will be on the road to play the 2nd seed Wayne County War Eagles that same day and 2 p.m.