Male Athlete of the Week: STM’s Trevor Begue

Male Athlete of the Week: STM’s Trevor Begue

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Male Athlete of the Week: STM’s Trevor Begue

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Trevor Begue

Trevor Begue

Credentials: Begue was all over the field for St. Thomas More in the Cougars’ semifinal win against Teurlings on Friday night. Begue did his usual damage in the passing game, proving to be quarterback Will Bellamy’s favorite target. Bellamy had two big receptions in the game, including an 82-yard catch and run where he broke a tackle and accelerated down the sideline before being tackle inside the 5. Begue also contributed on the defensive side of the ball, playing cornerback at times for the Cougars defense and helping to lock up the Rebels’ passing game for much of the contest. Begue sealed the win in the final minute, picking of Cole Kelley’s desperation pass on the sidelines. Begue is also an active member of the Cougars’ special teams game and helped create another of St. Thomas More’s biggest plays against Teurlings. With the clock winding down in the first half, the Cougars faked a reverse to Begue on a Teurlings kickoff and the misdirection helped open a seam for sophomore Chris Primeaux for a long return and set up a touchdown.

Background:Begue is a two-sport athlete an excels in both basketball and football. Last season, Begue was a running back for the Cougars, but moved to receiver this season to give the Cougars a threat on the outside. Despite the difficult transition between positions, Begue has excelled this season and through the semifinal game has 1,171 yards and 17 touchdowns.

“Trevor has come a long way,” said St. Thomas More receiving coach Lance Strother. “He’s really accelerated through his learning curve at the position when it comes to reading defenses and how to exploit what coverage and what leverage.”

Lagniappe: Begue committed to McNeese State in Lake Charles after visiting campus this summer. Begue leads the Acadiana Preps area in receiving touchdowns and is second in yards behind Vermilion Catholic receiver Tyler Derouen, also a winner of Player of the Week honors.

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