Picayune defeats Gautier 49-14 for South State, advances to 2nd straight 5A State Championship
PICAYUNE Miss. (WLOX) - Following Friday night’s matchups, one team from the Coast will have the opportunity to represent South Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
A rematch between the defending 5A champion Picayune Maroon Tide and the Gautier Gators saw the Tide offense overwhelm Gautier en route to their 49-14 victory. With the win, they extend their winning streak to 25 and clinch their second 5A State Championship berth in a row.
A win next week would make Picayune the first team on the Coast to win back-to-back state titles since the 1996-97 Moss Point Tigers; they would also become the first team on the Coast to finish a season with an unblemished record since the 1987 Pascagoula Panthers.
The Tide will face the West Point Green Wave in a rematch of last year’s state title game.
The 5A State Championship game will be held at M.M. Roberts Stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
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