MADISON, MS (WLBT) - This week’s Game of the Week is yet another MAIS rivalry! This time between Jackson Academy and Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
MRA has yet to lose a game in 2018 and JA was able to say the same until Jackson Prep beat the Raiders last Friday.
“It’s always a big rivalry just because they’re right down the road,” said MRA senior Samuel Shufelt. “Last year we came out for homecoming with big heads. Thought we were going to come out and just beat some tail. We didn’t play to our best ability.”
The Raiders put up their best fight in years against Jackson Prep last week. Senior quarterback Kinkead Dent finished 7 of 19 for 90 yards and one touchdown.
“He’s one of the guys we have to stop.” MRA Head Coach Hebert Davis said. “He’s a great athlete so we have to start with him first and then of course they have a good offensive line and running game. They’re really good in the secondary and always good on defense. They have a solid team. They played with Prep for pretty much three quarters and it could’ve bounced either way, so they have a good football team.”