Washington making impact at Bo’ Chitto

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2004

BOGUE CHITTO — Junior fullback Cory Washington is becoming areal impact player for the Bogue Chitto Bobcats.

In last week’s 34-25 win over West Lincoln, Washington had anoutstanding game. He rushed the football 20 times for 193 yards anda TD and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. On defense,he also made 12 tackles at linebacker.

For his accomplishments, Washington has been selected The DAILYLEADER’s Offensive Player of the Week for the sixth week of the2004 season.

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“It’s good,” said Washington of the award.

Washington, who stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 185 pounds, runs a40-yard dash in 4.5. In the weight room, he bench presses 310pounds, squats 485 pounds and dead lifts 510 pounds.

“He (Washington) gets a lot of tough yards for us,” said BogueChitto head football coach Gareth Sartin. “He is well on his way tohaving a big year.” Washington has rushed for around 900 yardsaccording to Sartin.

When asked about the two-game winning streak the Bobcats are on,Washington said. “It’s real good. It makes us (team) feel realgood.”

His favorite play on offense is the 22 Trap. “I step to the leftand then I cut to the right,” explained Washington. It’s beensuccessful for him this year.

Washington also returned his second kickoff of the year againstWest Lincoln for a touchdown. “I raced straight up the middle.”

Washington appreciates his teammates. Also having a good year isquarterback Dantae Ratcliff.

“Dantae is a real good athlete,” stated Washington. “He makesgood reads.”

Working with Washington and Ratcliff on the Bobcat offense areJohn Hudson at fullback followed by Jamall Carmichael, Steven Snowand C.J. Tate at tailback.

The Bobcat offensive line includes Kyle Moak at right tackle,Scott Brown at left tackle, Richard Williams at right guard, ErikAllen at left guard, Kenyatta Godbolt at center and Matt Boone attight end.

“The offensive line is blocking really well,” saidWashington.

Washington also plays inside linebacker on defense for theBobcats. He is averaging 11 tackles per game according to Sartin.”He is a hard worker.”

Washington returned the kinds words for Sartin. “He’s a goodcoach. He has a lot to say about football. Sometimes, he is roughon us.”

Bogue Chitto has a tough Region 4-1A road game at Dexter Fridaynight. Last year, the Bobcats stomped the Bulldogs 56-6.

Washington knows the Bulldogs are a better team than last year.He and the Bobcats must play better this week.

“We need to step up our game,” said Washington. “We need to playbetter than last week. Our defense hits very good. We have to workon getting our tackling better.”

Washington is the son of Karon Washington and has an olderbrother Cedric.

Another sport Washington plays is basketball. Last year, heplayed post and averaged 11 points per game for the Bobcats.

In the classroom, his favorite subject is English.

Washington is a fan of the Auburn Tigers. In the NFL, he followsthe San Diego Chargers. His favorite player is running backLaDainian Tomlinson.