David Sykes and Ricky Black both will give similar answers about the the Jackson Academy-Jackson Prep rivalry.
That you can’t fully understand the rivalry unless you are a part of it.
It divides families, churches and businesses. It also usually determines championships.
Since 2000, either Jackson Prep (11-2) or Jackson Academy (10-2) has won the MAIS Academy AAA, Division I championship. When the two teams meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Mississippi College, it will mark the 13th time they’ve played each other in the MAIS’ largest classification title game. Jackson Academy has been to five straight title games, while Jackson Prep has missed only one championship game (2010) since 1997.
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