Patriots ambush Adams County Christian

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Photo Courtesy of Beverly Oden

Braedon Mabry's opening kickoff

Photo Courtesy of Beverly Oden
Braedon Mabry’s opening kickoff

On Friday, September 13, the Jackson Prep football team defeated the Adams County Christian School Rebels with a score of 37-0. Prep’s offense rushed for a total of 144 yards. A highlight on the night was when Holmes Maley and J.C. Polk, two defensive leaders, forced a safety on a punt that was fumbled because of the snap.

Prep scored first with a 30-yard field goal by Louie Gatlin. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 3-0. Then Matt Jones received a handoff and ran the ball 94 yards which was the longest run of the night, for a touchdown. At the end of the half, the score was 30-0, with the Rebels slowly giving up.

Prep started off the second half with the ball and struggled for a few minutes before they got the hang of it. However, Bennet Johnston put the Patriot’s back in the game with a 32-yard pass to Luke Williams who was tackled on the Rebels’ one-yard line. On the next play, Seth Cook ran the ball into the endzone to put the Patriots on top, 37-0. No one scored in the fourth quarter despite a long run by Adams County.

The victory pushed the Patriots to 3-1 as they prepare to take on the Lamar School Raiders in Meridian for the fifth game of the year.