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The Lombardi Trophy awaits its owner in Tampa Bay. Photo by Ben Liebenberg and NFL.com

And then there were two: Chiefs take on Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

From Issue 6
By Gavin Mullins, Assistant Sports Editor February 5, 2021

After a long and very unusual NFL season, the playoffs are finally here. Wild Card Weekend showcased a full slate of 6 great games. In the AFC, the Buffalo Bills, looking to win their first playoff game...

Riley Maddox shares the play call with the rest of the offense.

A North Jackson showdown goes south

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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...

The Patriots are accompanied by smoke and balloons as they run onto the field.

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

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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...

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

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

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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...

Jeffery Ince receives a pass from Riley Maddox. Photo by Lily Flowers

Jackson Prep beats rival Jackson Academy 30-10

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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...

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

Jackson Prep drops first game to Taylorsville

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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,...

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

Prep thumps ACCS 42-8

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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...

Luke Williams positions himself to lockdown the opposing receiver.

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

By Mason Nichols 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...

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

Jackson Prep hammers Heritage Academy 41-13

By Mason Nichols 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...

The team poses with the trophy after a hard fought game.

A Season in Review: Boys’ Soccer

This story is part of a series detailing seasons that ended before the COVID-19 pandemic.
By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor 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...

Photo by Lauren Anne Smith

A Season in Review: Cross Country

This story is part of a series detailing seasons that ended before COVID-19 pandemic.
By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor 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...

Junior Jaylen Bolden shoots a free throw at the MAIS tournament.

A Season in Review: Boys’ Basketball

This story is part of a series detailing seasons that finished before the coronavirus postponement.
By Gavin Mullins, Staff Writer 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...

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