Sunday, February 19, 2017

Catholic High's Tre Square reconnects Southern football with recruiting hotbed

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- It’s about a 20-minute drive from Catholic High’s campus in Baton Rouge’s garden district to A.W. Mumford Stadium — give or take a few minutes, depending on traffic.

Over the years, the Bears produced some of the best football talent to come out of the capital from former NFL pro bowler Warrick Dunn to current LSU running back Derrius Guice.

But in Catholic senior defensive end Tre Square’s lifetime, the Jaguars struggled to find players willing to make the less than 9-mile trip across town.

The last Catholic Bear to suit up for the Jaguars was tight end Brian Washington in the early 2000s.

Washington signed with Southern in 2002, eventually rising to take a starting spot. He was a part of Southern’s most recent Black National Championship team in 2003.

Square doesn’t remember much of Washington’s career, but he was there.


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