Football Accolades


Congratulations are in order for senior Josh Fernicola, who was highlighted in the recent edition of In the Game.

A competitive spirit is not unusual in athletes. In fact, passion often fuels the drive to succeed in sports. Perhaps a little unusual is when athletes admit to a competitive spirit driving them to succeed in the classroom.

Josh Fernicola is a senior at Brookstone School. Last year he participated in three sports for the Cougars and ended his junior year with an impressive 4.74 GPA. Fernicola said he set his academic standard back in elementary school, when he realized he wanted to be the best at whatever he did.

“I think that goes back to the competition thing,” he said. “I wanted to be better or be the best. It became my priority.”

Brookstone School has a reputation for academic excellence and college preparatory focus. Rigorous coursework and community service are staples of the Brookstone program. Fernicola has a humble attitude about achieving such a remarkable GPA as a multi-sport athlete in an environment where the bar is set so high.

 Click here to read the full article.

Josh was also part of the Offensive Line who recently was named, the “Line of Distinction” in the Max Preps Georgia High School Football Daily edition! Congratulations to the following players!

Brookstone‘s offensive line of Josh Fernicola, Pepper Miller, Jack Peek, William Neal, Blake Foster, Chris Edmonds and Trey Lingo helped their team put up 531 yards of total offense, 478 rushing, in a 61-14 victory over archrival Pacelli. Clark Smith (8-171-2) and Richard Hill (9-108-2) each went over 100 yards rushing.

Coach Blair Harrison was also interviewed in this edition. Click here to read the full article.

Keep up the good work, team! Go Cougars!


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