First Friday Night Lights

from Issue 3


ackson Academy’s first home football game took place at the Raider Brickyard on 30 August 2019. The JA Raiders took on Leake County, the fifth match-up between the teams since the 1980s. Many people came out to watch. The student section was bustling with excitement. From the first kick-off, there was constant support from our home side.
The Raiders went scoreless in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Marcus Harris scored a huge touchdown, consequently bringing the Raiders up 7 points on the scoreboard. Another huge run and a field goal was scored in the second half, bringing the Raiders up 17-0. 2 more touchdowns, resulting off of runs, and a field goal concluded the Raiders victory. The final score between the Jackson Academy Raiders and the Leake County Rebels was 34-0.
JA will travel to Madison, MS on Friday, 6 September. They will take on the MRA Patriots. The Raiders are hoping to pull out a good result for their conference opener.