Big brother Washington leader at home, on field
Seniors are counted on to be the leaders of a football team people who can set good examples for the younger generation.
In the case of Eisenhower senior Bradley Washington, his experience as a big brother to six siblings has been good practice for being a leader for his teammates.
The oldest of seven kids, Washington has five brothers and a sister. He said he enjoys spending time with his family and said a lot is expected of him as the oldest. That has helped him be a better leader for younger players on the Ike roster.
"It's very similar," Washington said. "You've got people looking up to you, constantly. There's a certain way you've got to behave."
A defensive starter the past two seasons, Washington had to miss the first six games of his senior season. When he returned for Week 7, he was switched to the other side of the ball, asked to play receiver.
Based on his performance against Guthrie, it looks like that will be the position at which he stays. In his first game action since 2016, Washington had three catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-21 victory. It's been a comfortable transition for Washington, who said this new position probably fits him better.
"It was pretty great to be out there with my teammates," Washington said. "I think I always felt more like a receiver anyway."