By Rashell Reese Item Sports Correspondent
The Picayune Item
Stone County High School defeated Picayune with a score of 1-0 on Picayune's home turf, Tuesday night in the opening round of the Class 5A South State prep soccer playoffs.
With the win the Tomcats move forward to the second round of 5A south state playoffs on Saturday against either Pearl or East Central.
The Maroon Tide, who won Division 8-5A, ends their season 12-5.
The game was tied going in to triple overtime 0-0.
Junior, Kolby Krohn, assisted with the win scoring goal in triple overtime.
Stone County’s goalie Matthew Phillips had 9 saves.
“It’s very emotional. It was a hard fought game and we were lucky to get out of here. Picayune is a classy team. They are tough and we are very fortunate,” Stone County coach Jim Risen said. “We felt like if we could get through the first round we might have a run at this thing. Our kids play tough and they never quit.”
Picayune .goalie Cesar Manjarrez had six saves.
“I think we played well. We out played them. We played down,” Picayune head coach Glenn Mitchell said. “The defender slipped and they scored a goal. You hate to see that happen, a game end that way. When you get in a situation where you don’t put it away, something dumb can happen and it did.”
In other local prep soccer action Tuesday night, Poplarville fell to West Lauderdale 12-1 in the opening round of the Class 4A South State playoffs