Picayune rolled over Gautier 62-38 on Friday night at Lee-Triplett Stadium.
The Maroon Tide started out strong, scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Maroon Tide led 35-6 at halftime.
Picayune star running back Josh Littles scored on a 19-yard run with 10:48 left in the first quarter.
The next three scoring plays by the Maroon Tide were quarterback Skylar Bowman’s 13 yard run and running back David Barker’s one-yard TD run.
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Gautier came within 14-6 on running back Deandre Torrey’s 31-yard TD run with 6:43 left to play in the first quarter.
Littles scored twice in the second quarter, increasing the Maroon Tide’s lead to 35-6.
Torrey’s TD run in the third quarter cut the Maroon Tide deficit to 35-12.
A 10-yard TD run by D.J. Holt boost Picayune’s lead to 42-12 with 5:44 left in the third quarter.
The Gators closed within 42-18 when Gators quarterback Kameron Kincaid connected with running back Sirshamus Smith.
Picayune coach Dodd Lee plans to work on the team’s defense before they travel to D’Iberville next week.
“We’ll take 10 to 12 plays off this film, and we’ll implement them in defense before next week. We just weren’t fundamentally sound, and we weren’t coached very well and that’s my fault.”