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2013-05-16 / Sports

Washington in All-Star Game

by Mike Organ


Jason Washington is seen making one of his “spectacular catches” referred to in the article below. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Jason Washington is seen making one of his “spectacular catches” referred to in the article below. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington’s fine senior athlete, Jason Washington, has been selected to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association’s All- Star game. The game will be played July 30th at Amon Carter Stadium on the TCU campus in Fort Worth. Washington has been a top notch pass receiver and outstanding defensive back for the Eagles the last three years.

Washington led the Eagles in receiving the last two years of his Lexington career. In the banner year of 2011, Jason caught 62 passes for 1,179 yards, and rushed seven times for 87 yards. The result was 15 touchdowns for the Eagles; several were spectacular catches. In 2012, the number of catches was down, due to special coverages and injuries. Still, Washington caught 33 passes for 781 yards and 10 sixes. He also caught 6 passes thrown by opponents, which he returned 171 yards and a touchdown.

In all, Washington scored 35 touchdowns, and caught passes for almost 2,500 yards for the Eagles. That is a season for some teams, not just one player.

Washington becomes the seventh Lexington athlete selected to the All-Star game. Tommy Jackson was first; Marshall Herklotz, Karl Cooper, Jordan Peterson (selected but was unable to play), Andrew Wolridge, Chance Sherrill, and now, Washington.

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