2015 Regular-Season Football Game Recaps

Oak Forest:

The first game

Friday August 21, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep won over Oak Forest 17-7. The game was played at Oak Forest.

The game started out as a dog fight and stayed a dog fight until the fourth quarter. Jackson Prep throughout the game was subbing quarterbacks between Chance Lovertich and Dylan Torrence. The game was scoreless throughout the first Quarter. During the second quarter, Jackson Prep fell behind Oak Forest 7-3. Oak Forest went into halftime with the lead. During the third quarter it was an all defensive game as neither team managed to score any points. During the fourth quarter Jackson Prep came out hot out scared Oak Forest 14-0 to finish the game with a win and a final score of 17-7. Jackson Prep’s defense was key to this victory as they forced a total of four turnovers.



August 28, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep won over Washington 37-14. Jackson Prep travelled down to Greenville Ms to play their second in a row away and non-conference football game. Prep jumped out early in the first half scoring seventeen points and preventing Washington to get into the endzone. The third quarter was a high scoring quarter with a total of 34 points. Prep scored 20 points of the 34 points scored in the third quarter. The run game was big for the patriots as freshman running back Ealy got rolling for some big time plays. Junior running back Crawley tacked on a total of 3 touchdowns. Prep dominated on the ground with a total of 302 yards. Special teams was also a big factor as punter Taylor Wallace had some big time punts and Kaleb Lovertich returning a punt for a Jackson Prep touchdown. The fourth quarter was quiet as no points were produced from either team.



September 4, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep hosted its first home game against the Cathedral Green Wave. Cathedral fans showed up for the game in a ‘White out for Walker’ to honor the life of Walker Wilbanks. This was a big game, Cathedral was coming in with some big time playmakers and they were former 1A MHSAA state champions. This was the first matchup between these two teams in School history, many local reporters were picking Cathedral over Prep. Jackson Prep jumped out on Cathedral early scored 21 points in the first quarter and only allowing Cathedral 7 points. Defense was a huge factor in this game as senior Graham Eklund intercepted two passes and returned both for touchdowns. During the second quarter Jackson Prep scored 14 points and Cathedral scored 7. The game went the same way in the second half as Prep scored 14 more points and only allowed a field goal out of Cathedral. Jackson Prep defeated Cathedral at a total of 49 points to 17 points.



September 11, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep traveled to Greenwood, Ms to face Pillow Academy. This was Prep’s third away game out of the four total games played so far. Jackson Prep came out hot in the first half scoring 31 points and shutting out Pillow to 0 points. The second half was the same way just a slower pace as Prep outscored Pillow 7 to 0 in the second half. This was Prep’s first shutout of the season as they defeated Pillow 38-0. Junior Jacob Crawley was the main contender of this matchup as he had a total of 4 rushing touchdowns for Jackson Prep. This shutout victory was big for Prep, it gave some energy to the team as rival MRA was up next.  



September 18, 2015

Non-Conference Game

Jackson Prep hosted the MRA patriots for the second home game of the season. The atmosphere was great as visitor and home stands were all filled up. Both of these teams had an undefeated record.  Prep stood up and conquered the Patriots of MRA with a victory of 24-14. Preps defense was key to this victory, allowing under than 100 yards rushing from MRA and producing turnovers from MRA’s young freshman quarterback. This win put Prep at the top team in the MIAS.



September 25, 2015


Jackson Prep hosted its first conference game of the season against the Lamar Raiders. This was a big conference game as Lamar had a very athletic quarterback that Prep’s defense had to maintain. Prep came out early once more scoring 3 touchdowns in the first quarter. The run game was crucial in this game as Jackson Prep scored a total of 5 rushing touchdowns and 459 rushing yards. Freshman back Ealy got rolling as he had two touchdowns on the ground and one more from a punt return. The defense stood up well during the first quarter but throughout the rest of the game the Lamar offense got rolling but was not enough to overcome Jackson Prep. Prep won over the Lamar Raiders 47-28.


Jackson Academy:

October 2, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep traveled to the brickyard on a chilly friday night to face their rival the Jackson Academy Raiders. Prep came out hot again in the rushing game scoring a total of seven rushing touchdowns from six different Patriots. Jackson Academy could not get anything rolling on the offensive side, starting out the game with a turnover that Prep capitalized with a Patriot touchdown to lead the game 7-0. Jackson Prep’s defense forced five turnovers in the big rivalry game. Jackson Prep defeated the Raiders 54-7, this made another statement throughout the MAIS.



October 9, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep hosted the Parklane Pioneers, Jackson Prep was defending their undefeated record at 7-0. Parklane came out ready to play but it was not enough to defeat Jackson Prep. Prep won over Parklane 51-14. Prep got going during the second quarter as they scored a total of 28 points. Jackson Prep’s defense came to play forcing 4 turnovers out of the Pioneers.



October 16, 2015

Conference game

Jackson Prep traveled to Hattiesburg to face the Bobcats in a game that many said was the toughest game all year for the Patriots. PCS came out of the game very hot leading the Patriots 10-0 at the start of the first quarter. Jackson Prep surged back as the passing game got going with a total of 3 passing touchdowns with 115 total yards. Graham Eklund was key to this game as he had 3 total touchdowns. PCS came out strong with their run game with a total of 221 rushing yards, but this was not enough to beat the Patriots. Jackson Prep won over PCS 38-10.


Magnolia Heights:

October 23, 2015

Non-Conference game

Jackson Prep hosted Magnolia Heights in their second to last home game. Magnolia heights struggled early with Jackson Prep’s offense as Prep scored a total of 25 points in the first half. The ground game was once more a key factor in this game as Jackson Prep rushed for 307 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jackson Prep remained undefeated beating the Magnolia Heights Chiefs 39-7.


East Rankin:

October 30, 2015

Conference game

Jackson Prep hosted East Rankin in hopes of finishing the regular season undefeated. Prep came out hot and remained hot as they shut out East Rankin 48-0. The offense and defense of Jackson Prep was clicking during this game. Jackson Prep remained undefeated and clinched a buy in the first round of the Playoffs. They would face the winner of PCS and JA and host the game at home. PCS went on to defeat JA and would travel to Jackson Prep to play for the semi-finals.



November 13, 2015

Playoff game

Jackson Prep hosted PCS in the semi-final game, with a loss either team would be eliminated and the season would come to an end. Everything was on the line for this game, PCS had great athletes that were ready to strip Jackson Prep from going to the state title. Jackson Prep came out with incredible energy, scoring 41 points in the first half and keeping PCS to a field goal. Second half went the same way as Prep rolled past PCS with a final score of 47-3. Jackson Prep’s defense was key as they kept PCS star running back to just 63 yards rushing and produced three turnovers from the Bobcats. Prep’s rushing game however, was incredible with 214 yards and 6 touchdowns. Jackson Prep would now face rival, MRA, to compete for another state title.



November 20, 2015

Championship game

Jackson Prep traveled to Mississippi College to face the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots for a state title. Prep was well known for coming out hot in the half, and they did just this by shutting out MRA 28-0. They finished the second half with 23 more points and defeated MRA 53-14. This game was history for Jackson Prep as they had their first ever four state championships in a row. The key to this victory was sophomore quarterback Chance Lovertich as he went 10/11 with 242 yards in the air and 4 passing touchdowns. Freshman Jerrion Ealy was also key to this victory as he had 3 touchdowns. The defense for Jackson Prep held their ground as they produced 3.5 sacks and 4 interceptions. Jackson Prep finished the season undefeated at 13-0.