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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...

Young Athletes to Watch: Moore and Caton

Young Athletes to Watch: Moore and Caton

From Issue 3
By Lilly Noble, Features Editor November 5, 2020

Lytle Moore Freshman tennis player Lytle Moore began playing tennis when he was six years old. He became a part of the Jackson Prep tennis team in seventh grade and has played a lot more singles than...

Kayleigh Canoy steps up to bat in the championship series versus Parklane. Photo courtesy of Kayleigh Canoy

Softball finishes successful season at second

From Issue 3
By John Henry Andress, Editor November 5, 2020

Prep’s softball concluded their season on September 26 in the state championship game. The varsity team came in second place to Parklane to conclude their season, finishing with a record of 19-15-1....

Jane Ann Sumrall prepares for a return. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Burrow

Net gains for volleyball

From Issue 3
By Aubrey Scott Moak, Video Editor November 4, 2020

Jackson Prep Volleyball has recently completed one of the most successful seasons in Prep Volleyball history. Led by Coach Shelby Grace Mays and seniors Rebecca Burrow and Julia Sumrall, the team finished...

Coach Eklund celebrates with Drew Laird (Senior) after a successful defensive drive. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Mooneyham

Coach’s Corner: Coach Eklund

From Issue 3
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor November 4, 2020

Graham Eklund has only been teaching at Jackson Prep for a short period of time, but has become well known on the field and in the classroom. He is one of the coaches for the Varsity Football team and...

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...

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