January 6, 2010

Virges goes out on a winning note

Only a select few get to end their high school careers on a positive note.

One of those lucky enough to walk off the field with a state championship trophy in hand is three-star defensive tackle Curtis Virges.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder helped lead West Point to a Class 5A state title with a 35-14 win over Wayne County last month.

"Being called a state champion sounds real good," Virges said. "Those are some great words. It just feels great because of all the hard work we put in over the summer time. We didn't leave the field crying. We left with a smile on our face. If anybody was crying it was because we won a state championship."

The Mississippi State commitment made 83 tackles on the year including 33 tackles for loss and 14 sacks.

Following his senior campaign, Virges was selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala.

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