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5 Cougars named to MAIS 4A All-State football team

The Midsouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) recently announced its all-state football teams from the 2020 season.

Named to the 4A All-State team from Brookhaven Academy were Gage Brown, Dylan Fortenberry, August Sullivan, Tyler Fortenberry and Corey Case.

A senior defensive lineman, Brown was also picked for the MAIS All-Star game. He made a team-high 81 tackles for coach Ron Rushing and his staff. Brown was also an All-State selection as a junior.

A senior wide receiver, Dylan Fortenberry was also a MAIS 4A All-State pick as a junior. His senior season saw him lead the team with 850 yards receiving on 58 catches. He hauled in eight touchdown catches and averaged 14.7 yards per catch.

A senior offensive lineman, Sullivan also was an MAIS 4A All-State pick last season. A starter on the line since his sophomore season, Sullivan was also strong as a defensive lineman. He was fifth on the team with 38 tackles in 2020.

A junior quarterback, Tyler Fortenberry had his best season yet under center in 2020. He completed 193 passes for 2,698 yards and 28 passing scores in leading the Cougars to the 4A semifinals. He also led the Cougars on the ground with 810 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.

A junior kicker, Case is another repeat selection after being named to the 4A All-State team last year. This season he was 50-of-52 on PAT kicks and 4-of-5 on field goal tries. His longest field goal went for 43 yards. Case also has the ability to put kickoffs out of the back of the end zone like few high school kickers can.