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Past players and coach share memories of Coach Black

Past players and coach share memories of Coach Black

FROM ISSUE 8
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

With the recent news of Coach Black’s resignation, the Prep community has been remembering not only his successful career, but the impact he has had on hundreds of former players. The lessons he taught...

Coach Turner speaks to the media at his first public appearance as the new head coach. Photo by Walker Poole.

An early look at the “Relentless” Jackson Prep Patriots

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor March 26, 2021

After the news hit Flowood that Coach Tyler Turner had become the new head coach of the prestigious Jackson Prep varsity football team, quick action was taken to hold a press conference. On March 25th,...

Kevin Graham watches his solo home run sail into the right field bleachers.

Magnolia State creeps to the top of baseball rankings

From Issue 8
By Will Gibbs, Assistant Sports Editor March 25, 2021

Many fans were disappointed in 2020 when the college baseball season was cancelled in mid-March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For a while, it was unknown whether or not there would be a college baseball...

Coach Tyler Turner,  just named as the new head varsity football coach for Jackson Prep. Photo by Tanner Gough

Tyler Turner named head football coach

From Issue 8
By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor March 24, 2021

The newest chapter of Jackson Prep Patriot football began on Tuesday, March 23, with the announcement of Tyler Turner as the program’s newest head coach. Turner will continue on the path paved by the...

Coach Black jogs to the sideline behind his players. Photo courtesy of Reed Hogan.

Coach Black era to end after record-setting 24 seasons

From Issue 7
By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

As the cold winter storm started coming to an end, another eerie feeling came across the state of Mississippi, in particular, Flowood. Around noon on Friday, February 19th, word hit the media that Ricky...

Sarah Thomas officiates one of her many NFL football games. Photo courtesy of NFL

Sarah Thomas makes history in the NFL

From Issue 6
By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

On the seventh of February, Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl. The pinstriped trailblazer from Pascagoula became a permanent NFL official in 2015, working her way to...

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...

Coach Allison draws up plays for the Junior Varsity boys team.

Coach’s Corner: Coach Zach Allison

From Issue 6
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor January 28, 2021

The current head coach for boys’ junior varsity basketball and assistant in varsity, grew up in Pelham, Alabama with a love for the sport. Zachary Allison played basketball in college and graduated...

DeVonta Smith celebrates after scoring. Photo via Alabama Football Instagram.

DeVonta Smith snags the Heisman Trophy

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor January 14, 2021

After a remarkable senior season at the University of Alabama, DeVonta Smith secured the Heisman Trophy. He became the third Heisman winner from the Crimson Tide, alongside Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry....

Allison Currie and Sophia Malone work on their sailing skills.

Prep sailing team competes in NOLA

From Issue 5
By Jake Mathews, Staff Writer December 19, 2020

On November 20th, the sailing team competed in a regatta at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans. They competed against Isidore Newman School, Mount Carmel, St. Michael’s, Fairhope, St. Andrew’s,...

The team gathers around for a word of prayer before their game against Biloxi.

Boys’ soccer kicks off season

From Issue 5
By Gavin Mullins, Assistant Sports Editor December 18, 2020

He shoots, he scores! Jackson Prep boys soccer has officially begun here at Jackson Prep and the expectations have never been higher. The boys, coached by Jon Marcus Duncan, will be looking to capture...

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...

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