Back in January, Newton County High School became one of the only schools in the area to take advantage of scheduling games against the MPSA.
The Cougars committed to a two-year deal to play Jackson Prep, and game one is set for Friday night in Jackson.
This is the first time since 2001 that public and private schools have played each other.
Newton County took a big season-opening win from Enterprise last week while the Patriots are undefeated and ranked number one in the MPSA.
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