Mountain Heritage senior Isaac Allen has been invited to play in the July 20 East-West All-Star football game in Greensboro.
Allen is believed to be only the third East-West football player in Cougars history.
Allen is a 6-foot-1, 255-pound defensive lineman who earned All-Western Highlands Conference and Citizen-Times All-WNC honors after making 87 tackles (17 for a loss) and 10 sacks in 2015 for the WHC co-champion Cougars (11-3). He was credited with seven quarterback hurries.
Allen has already played in one postseason game — the Jan. 16 Blue-Grey All-American game in Jacksonville, Fla. He has signed to play college football for Wingate.
Complete rosters for the East-West games in basketball, football and soccer have not yet been released by the N.C. Coaches Association.