Pick 6 puts BA over St. Aloysius in Vicksburg, 33-27

Published 9:00 am Saturday, September 11, 2021

A 56-yard interception return by junior Trevor Fortenberry broke a tie game and proved to be the final score Friday to give Brookhaven Academy a 33-27 win over St. Aloysius in Vicksburg.

The play came with 5:41 remaining in the game and just over a minute after the Cougars tied things up on a 6-yard scoring pass from Tyler Fortenberry to senior wideout Logan Alexander.

That same pair hooked up on a 69-yard touchdown pass just 17 seconds into the game to put BA ahead. The PAT kick was blocked, and the Cougars led 6-0.

It took the Flashes 30 seconds to respond with a 33-yard touchdown run from Padre Gray. The game was back and forth from there on out as St. Al led 20-13 after the first quarter and 27-20 at halftime.

Senior quarterbacks Tristan Wilbanks of St. Aloysius and Tyler Fortenberry traded big plays all night. Wilbanks had a touchdown run and two passes that went for scores — one for 44-yards and another for 53-yards.

Tyler Fortenberry went 12-of-20 passing for 206 yards and two scores to go along with two rushing touchdowns.

Rayce Stewart, Trenton Tarver, Cory Case and John Rivers Brown all also had catches for BA head coach Anthony Hart on the night.

The loss drops St. Al to 0-4 on the season. Brookhaven Academy is now 2-1 and will host Copiah Academy for the first on-campus home game of the season next week. Copiah (3-1) dropped their first game of the season Friday with a 42-27 loss to Oak Forest Academy (3-0).