Zias Perryman’s seven yard touchdown run with 1:45 left was the difference as Laurel stunned Picayune 42-35 in round one of the 5A state playoffs on Friday at Lee-Triplett Stadium.
Levi Walker’s interception set up the Tornadoes’ game winning drive.
Tyler Penton threw a touchdown pass to Shaun Anderson, who also ran for two scores. Penton and Brian Taylor each scored touchdowns.
The Maroon Tide finishes their season at 9-3.