Picayune makes more history with 31-21 win over West Point

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

added yet another chapter to its long and storied history book on the football field Friday night.

The Maroon Tide rallied from an early 11-point deficit to pull out a 31-21 win over West Point in the Class 5A championship game before a crowd of 12,000 at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The win was a school record 26th straight for Picayune, which finished the season at a perfect 15-0 for the first time in school history as well.

It also marks the first-ever back-to-back state championships for Picayune as well. Picayune has now won five state championships since the statewide playoff system was implemented in 1981.

“I’m proud to be from Picayune, I love this place so much,” third-year Maroon Tide head coach Cody…

This article first on Our Mississippi Home.

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