Picayune holds off Gautier in overtime 48-42 – Our Mississippi Home

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

The championship game in Region 4-5A pitted ’s powerful running game against the vaunted high-flying aerial attack of Gautier.

In the end, the ground game grounded it.

Dante Dowdell’s fourth scoring run came in overtime, and the defending Class 5A state champion Maroon Tide remained unbeaten and slipped past the visiting Gators 48-42 Thursday night in the regular season finale for both teams.

The win gave Picayune the region title, and Gautier finishes second in that league race. The Maroon Tide won their 22nd consecutive game, a new school record, and Gautier saw it’s eight-game win streak come to an end. Kaden Irving threw for five touchdowns for the Gators.

Also in Region 4-5A, East Central knocked off home-standing Vancleave 28-21 in the battle for third place in the…

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