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A North Jackson showdown goes south

Riley Maddox shares the play call with the rest of the offense.
November 16, 2020

The first football game of November brought a familiar opponent to Flowood: the Jackson Academy Raiders. The Patriots hoped to protect their home turf against their cross-town rival for the second...

A monarch, a monsoon, a milestone: Black collects 400th win amidst chaotic evening

The Patriots are accompanied by smoke and balloons as they run onto the field.
October 25, 2020

Friday was a busy night at Jackson Prep. The Patriot football team welcomed the familiar Parklane Academy Pioneers to Flowood with more on the line than the usual conference win. The 23rd marked Coach...

Patriot-on-Patriot brawl: MRA beats Prep 50-24

Riley Maddox drops back to pass as John Kennedy Nowell keeps the pocket clear. Photo by Lily Flowers
October 19, 2020

On the sixteenth, the Jackson Prep Patriot Football loaded onto buses and headed to Madison-Ridgeland Academy to take on an all-too-familiar opponent. The dueling Patriots have established quite the rivalry...

Jackson Prep beats rival Jackson Academy 30-10

Jeffery Ince receives a pass from Riley Maddox. Photo by Lily Flowers
October 4, 2020

Ok, let’s set the scene. It is a clear Friday in Flowood and there are two teams foaming at the mouth in either endzone of Patriot Field. One team dons bright royal blue jerseys, their background accented...

Jackson Prep drops first game to Taylorsville

Matt Jones scans the field from behind his Oakley visor. Photo courtesy of Beverly Oden
September 27, 2020

On Friday night, the Jackson Prep Patriots played their fourth game of the young 2020 season in Taylorsville, Mississippi. The hometown Tartars were patiently waiting to combat the Patriots’ charge,...

Prep thumps ACCS 42-8

The Patriots and Rebels face off under Natchez's Friday Night Lights. Photo by Tanner Gough.
September 17, 2020

The Patriots traveled to Natchez, Mississippi to take on the Adams County Christian School Rebels last Friday. The Rebels traveled to Flowood last year and returned home tattered and torn after the Patriots...

Jackson Prep vs. Simpson Academy: Running game does the legwork in 49-21 win

Luke Williams positions himself to lockdown the opposing receiver.
September 1, 2020

On Friday, the Jackson Prep Patriot football team traveled to a very muddy Mendenhall, Mississippi, to take on the Simpson Academy Cougars. The Patriots, a week removed from their opening win against Heritage...

Jackson Prep hammers Heritage Academy 41-13

Mills Murphy moves his eyes up the field after catching a first quarter pass. Photo by Lilly Flowers
August 23, 2020

A new year of football has begun. As the clock struck 7:00 on Friday night, Jackson Prep kicked off to Heritage Academy, giving us our first look at what high school football will look like under coronavirus...

A Season in Review: Boys’ Soccer

The team poses with the trophy after a hard fought game.
This story is part of a series detailing seasons that ended before the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 12, 2020

This year’s varsity boys’ soccer team had an incredible season, and they were able to finish it off with a state championship game that went into overtime against the JA Raiders. The Patriots won that...

A Season in Review: Cross Country

Photo by Lauren Anne Smith
This story is part of a series detailing seasons that ended before COVID-19 pandemic.
May 12, 2020

The Cross Country team is one of the hardest working groups on the Jackson Prep campus. With summer training that began in June and ended just before school started, the team achieved a conditioning baseline...

A Season in Review: Boys’ Basketball

Junior Jaylen Bolden shoots a free throw at the MAIS tournament.
This story is part of a series detailing seasons that finished before the coronavirus postponement.
May 5, 2020

With the boys' basketball season in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look back on their memorable 2019-2020 season. The team started out very strong, having earned a 10-1 record through the first eleven...

A Season in Review: Varsity Volleyball

Senior Julia Zouboukos shares some wisdom with Sophomore Meg Branning.
This story is part of a series detailing seasons that finished before the coronavirus postponement.
April 23, 2020

The Jackson Prep Varsity Volleyball team finished a stellar 2020 season with a third-place finish at the MAIS State Tournament. The successful season came in the first year of Head Coach Shelby Grace May’s...

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