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Football Recap: Prep over Parklane,  34-14

Football Recap: Prep over Parklane, 34-14

By Jack Dryden and Blair Hurst September 19, 2022

On Friday, September 16, Jackson Prep faced Parklane in the fifth game of their season. Jackson Prep’s record went to 5-0 with a final score of 34-14. On offense, Paxton Thompson led the offense...

Football Recap: Prep defeats Lamar 44-9

Football Recap: Prep defeats Lamar 44-9

By Jack Dryden and Blair Hurst September 14, 2022

On Friday, September 9, the Patriots’ record went to 4-0 after the team went to Meridian to play the Lamar Raiders--winning 44-9.  On offense, quarterback Paxton Thompson connected with receivers...

Basketball teams sweep overall championship

Basketball teams sweep overall championship

From Issue 7
By Gavin Mullins, Sports Editor March 9, 2022

After winning the MAIS 6A championship held at Jackson Academy this season, both girls and boys basketball teams were poised to go all the way to win the overall championship tournament.  Following...

Coach Doug Goodwin (photo courtesy Jackson Prep)

Goodwin named new head football coach

By Will Gibbs, Sports Editor February 3, 2022

On February 3, Jackson Prep announced the hiring of its new head football coach, Doug Goodwin. Coach Goodwin will be taking over following Tyler Turner’s recent departure from Prep.  Coach Goodwin...

Senior Andie Flatgard

Basketball shoots and scores

From Issue 6
By Will Gibbs, Sports Editor January 25, 2022

Both Jackson Prep basketball teams are off to a great start as conference play has begun. The boys are playing their best basketball of the season. They have won three out of their first four conference...

Your 2021 football Patriots and coaches.

A new era of Prep football set to begin

From Issue 1
By Will Gibbs August 18, 2021

The 2021 Jackson Prep football season will officially kick off August 20 when the Patriots take on the Greenville Christian School Saints. However, things will look much different for the Patriots this...

Preps tennis A team

Tennis serves up a dominating season

From Issue 10
By Lily Flowers, Photo Editor May 25, 2021

This year the 2020-2021 tennis team had an excellent season considering the circumstances. Last year the team only played one match against North West Rankin before COVID.  Tryouts for the team were held...

The shooters gather together after finishing the state championship shoot.

Clay, Trap, and Skeet takes aim at competitors

From Issue 10
By Jake Mathews, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

  The Jackson Prep Clay, Trap, and Skeet team finished their season on a strong note at the MSSP State Championship. The team first had to compete at Turcotte shooting range in Canton and then...

The team rushes the field, creating a dog pile on top of Will Gibbs, the closing pitcher, after the final out of the championship series.

Baseball piles on another championship

From Issue 10
By Will Gibbs, Assistant Sports Editor May 24, 2021

On May 13, Jackson Prep’s varsity baseball team captured its fourth consecutive state title after defeating MRA in the championship series. Prep had an impressive regular season record of 31-3,...

Hanyu is one to watch for next years Winter Olympics

Hanyu is one to watch for next year’s Winter Olympics

From Issue 10
By Riley Spivey, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Figure skating is a popular sport that many people watch, but not everyone knows the scoring process or the athletes that compete against each other. The 2022 Winter Olympics are not for a while, but it’s...

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,...

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