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Littles, Picayune rout Pearl River Central to win Region 4-5A crown

Picayune fullback Blake Merrifield blocks downfield for running back Josh Littles. The two combined for five touchdowns as the Maroon Tide routed Pearl River Central on Friday
Picayune fullback Blake Merrifield blocks downfield for running back Josh Littles. The two combined for five touchdowns as the Maroon Tide routed Pearl River Central on Friday jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Running back Josh Littles ran for 288 yards and scored four touchdowns as Picayune trounced Pearl River Central 49-7 on Friday night at Hendrix Stadium.

The Maroon Tide (10-1) will host Wingfield in a first-round 5A playoff contest next week at Lee-Triplett Staduim.

Littles scored on runs of 17, 21, 45 and 71 yards out.

Blake Merrifield scored on runs of 8 and 9 yards out.

Skylar Bowman scored on a 13-yard TD run for the Maroon Tide.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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