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Deion

By Gavin Mullins, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

The rumors that have been circling around the state of Mississippi are true, Jackson State University has named NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders as their newest Head Coach.  Sanders played fourteen seasons in the NFL, earning a spot in the Pro Bowl eight times. Sanders, having won two Super B...

Life inside the NBA Bubble

Life inside the NBA Bubble

By Gavin Mullins, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2020

The NBA season has officially returned to the sports world and even though fans cannot be in attendance, the atmosphere of the game has not lost a beat. Due to COVID-19, players are under strict rules and guidelines on what they can and can’t do. If players leave the bubble for whatever reason, the...

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...

Patriot preseason preparation

Coach Thompson supervises the varsity team.

By Charles Stephenson

August 10, 2020

This fall season of the 2020-2021 school year will be like none other before. As everyone embarks on this new lifestyle, many adjustments must be made in order for our community and nation alike to see a revival and resurrection in sports. Progress has been made within the athletic department of Prep...

Football field returfed for 2020-2021 school year

Football field returfed for 2020-2021 school year

By John Henry Andress

August 10, 2020

During the summer break, Prep’s athletic program has been able to update the campus’ football field by replacing the turf. In addition to the football team, the field will be used  extensively by many different groups, such as the Pacers, cheerleaders, soccer, baseball, track, and cross country...

MAIS schools make plans for fall sports amid pandemic

MAIS schools make plans for fall sports amid pandemic

By Mason Nichols

August 7, 2020

Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 related mandates and regulations, the facts stated in this article may be rendered incorrect due to a change in circumstances.  Information is assumed correct as of August 4. The MAIS has stood fast in its commitment to having sports operate as close to normal as pos...

All MAIS spring sports cancelled

All MAIS spring sports cancelled

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

The world has undergone a number of radical changes over the last months. As part of the effort to combat COVID-19, people have been encouraged to practice self-distancing to prevent further spread of the virus. Without a way to continue athletic events while minimizing risk for both athletes and fans,...

A review of the 2020 NFL Free Agency

A review of the 2020 NFL Free Agency

By Jake Lange, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

At least we have one sport sticking to schedule. The NFL free agency has been as exciting if not more than ever before. The greatest quarterback free agency period that has ever been was all it was billed up to be.  For starters, the greatest quarterback of all time left the greatest dynasty of ...

MLB’s plans to resume after COVID-19

MLB’s plans to resume after COVID-19

By Will Gibbs, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

As we all know, professional sports have all been put on a pause recently due to the coronavirus. Sports fans nationally are looking for any signs of positivity of when we might be able to watch sports again. Many people believe that Major League Baseball will be the first sport to resume play in the...

The Last Dance: a look inside the Chicago Bulls

The Last Dance: a look inside the Chicago Bulls

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

Highly regarded as the best basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan took the NBA by storm as a part of the legendary Chicago Bulls team of the 1990’s. As the team was planning to part ways with its head coach Phil Jackson after the ‘97-’98 season, the star studded Bulls lineup had one la...

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