Prep rolls past JA to advance to Semifinals

This photo encapsulates all of the preparations and that lead up to each Friday night's runout. From the players, to coaches, to fans and cheerleaders, it's a team effort leading up to each week's runout. Photo by Stewart McCullough

On Friday, November 4, the Jackson Prep football team took on the rival Jackson Academy Raiders in the first round of the MAIS playoffs.

The first quarter was a low scoring battle with the only points coming from a Jacob Crawley rushing touchdown. The second quarter saw a big momentum shift when Chris Puckett sacked the JA quarterback in the endzone for a safety to extend the lead to 8-0. On the ensuing kickoff Jerrion Ealy ran the kick back 75 yards for a touchdown. JA closed the lead with a late touchdown to make the score 15-7 at halftime.

The first points of the third quarter came off the foot of Reed Peets when he made a 42 yard field goal to give Prep an 18-7 lead. Prep closed the third quarter with a 26 touchdown pass from Chance Lovertich to Jacob Crawley.

The fourth quarter saw Prep use some trickery when running back Jerrion Ealy threw a seven yard touchdown pass to quarterback Chance Lovertich. The Patriots defense closed out their strong performance with an interception from Jake Newsome. When the final horn sounded Prep came out with the 32-7 victory.

Prep’s next game will be on November 11th in Hattiesburg against PCS in the semifinals of the MAIS playoffs.

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Photo by Stewart McCullough
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Senior Chris Puckett. Photo by Stewart McCullough
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Photo by Stewart McCullough
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Photo by Stewart McCullough
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Red powder storm! Photo by Stewart McCullough
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Pacers in action.