NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - He was pushed into the lineup early, and finished the season with a flurry. He's our New Orleans Voodoo Athlete of the Week.
He was thrust into the starting quarterback role when starter Abby Touzet suffered a broken collarbone against Edna Karr Magnet School.
Three months later, Myles Washington was scoring in the state championship game, a Curtis win over University Laboratory.
"After the game he told Jeff, ‘coach I’m a little nervous. If I throw up in the huddle just keep going,’” assistant coach Jeff Curtis remembered. “Since that time he has come on as a quarterback and obviously improved as a player. It is a guy we think who can be a playmaker for us because he can both run and throw the football."
Washington not only collected wins but offers, including one from the University of Louisville
And in Thursday’s scrimmage against St. Paul's Washington was stellar. He broke off a long run, and then threw a touchdown pass to Jacob Bordelon.
"A lot of teams didn't think I could pass the ball. That kinda surprised some people. I throw a pretty good football," Washington said.
Last season, Washington accounted for 22 touchdowns. And he is ready to ring up more, and he's our New Orleans Voodoo Athlete of the Week.