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Sumter's Craft, Fortune, Crestwood's Thorne on inaugural SCFCA All-State football teams

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 12/14/19

Sumter High School wide receiver Tylee Craft and cornerback O'Donnell Fortune and Crestwood High School nose guard Jacson Thorne are all members of the inaugural South Carolina Football Coaches Association All-State teams.

Craft and Fortune were …

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Sumter's Craft, Fortune, Crestwood's Thorne on inaugural SCFCA All-State football teams

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Sumter High School wide receiver Tylee Craft and cornerback O'Donnell Fortune and Crestwood High School nose guard Jacson Thorne are all members of the inaugural South Carolina Football Coaches Association All-State teams.

Craft and Fortune were selected to the 5A team, while Thorne was chosen to the 4A team.

Craft, who is set to sign with the University of North Carolina next week, was one of the leading receiver for the Gamecocks, who went 10-1 and were undefeated during the regular season. The 6-foot-4-inch Craft caught 38 passes for 593 yards and six touchdowns. He returned six kickoffs for 143 yards, one going 85 yards for a touchdown.

Fortune is set to sign with the University of South Carolina next week. He had 46 tackles in 10 games, five of the tackles being for loss. He had three interceptions for 49 yards in returns and broke up five passes.

Thorne is a 6-1, 290-pounder who anchored the middle of the Crestwood defense. He had 35 total tackles for the Knights, who were 4-5. Thorne had five quarterback sacks, 10 tackles for less, five QB hurries, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.

Thorne has been in Myrle Beach all week preparing Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl North-South All-Star Game. It is scheduled to be played at Myrtle Beach High's Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium beginning at noon.

Sumter wide receiver/running back Tony Dinkins-McCall and quarterback Hayden Vasquez were honorable mention selections to the 5A team. Dinkins only played in seven games after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Dinkins, who is scheduled to sign with Georgia Southern next week, was selected to play in the North-South Game.