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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.

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 Ricky Black’s 400th coaching victory, adding another accomplishment to the Ackerman native’s extensive list. Now in...

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

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 with both teams consistently fighting near the top of the MAIS pile. MRA stood victorious in b...

Jackson Prep beats rival Jackson Academy 30-10

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

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 by a raucous and completely red mass of students. The south endzone is a mixture of white and dull ...

Jackson Prep drops first game to Taylorsville

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

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, dreaming of revenge after last year’s skirmish in Flowood. Taylorsville found their revenge on Friday n...

Prep thumps ACCS 42-8

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

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 ran away with a convincing victory. This year, ACCS showcased a very similar, run-oriented of...

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

Luke Williams positions himself to lockdown the opposing receiver.

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 Academy, arrived with very high expectations. Despite the sloppy field conditions, they delivere...

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

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 restrictions. With spectators remaining six feet apart in the bleachers, the home-standing Pa...

A Season in Review: Boys’ Soccer

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

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 game 2-0, with the goals being scored by senior Blake Painter and senior Preston Oden.  The s...

A Season in Review: Cross Country

Photo by Lauren Anne Smith

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 well before their season. Once in school, the grind continues with three morning practices an...

A Season in Review: Boys’ Basketball

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

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 games. Two of those ten wins were against a very tough Hartfield Academy team. Prep won those ga...

A Season in Review: Varsity Volleyball

Senior Julia Zouboukos shares some wisdom with Sophomore Meg Branning.

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

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 tenure. Leadership was certainly not an issue for Patriots, as seniors Julia Zouboukos, Carol ...

A Season in Review: Senior High Football

A Season in Review: Senior High Football

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

The 2019 Jackson Prep football team was very dominant throughout the season, as they made it to the championship yet again. Starting off with a tough loss to Heritage Academy, the Patriots came back to continue the season with a seven-game winning streak. After the fall to Heritage, Prep hosted Simpso...

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