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Nov 25, 2009 10:14 PM by Lee Douglas

Central football star is this week's "Athlete of the Week"

The Pueblo Central football team is the only southern Colorado team still alive in the high school playoffs, so it seems only appropriate that a Wildcat is this week's "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week. This week's winner is Central junior Phillip Vigil.

Vigil is a defensive back and return specialist for the 12-0 Wildcats. He's a key cog on the top seeded team in 3A. Central hosts 12-0 Steamboat Springs Saturday at 1:00 pm in a 3A semifinal game.

Vigil's father died when he was only four and his family is very proud of how he overcame that adversity. He also plays on the Central baseball team and is an honor student.

Don't forget to nominate your favorite athlete. Go to NewsFirst5.com and click "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week."

 

 

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