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June 8, 2013

Quirante named Male Athlete of the Year

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VIDOR —

“I catch a lot of heat from my teammates sometimes for the smile,” Quirante said. “I am just always having fun. I try to be myself and make sure others around me are having a good time. Everybody gets me for it though.”

Mathews even commented on the smile before he was asked about it.

“You are just drawn to Montana,” Mathews said. “I know for many years down the road I will stay in touch with him and will now consider him a friend. You always look to have people like Montana in your life. I am going to miss him as a leader of our football team the most. He is in the weight room as we speak and I guarantee you if you walked in and said hello he would shoot you that same smile while he was doing a rep. What more can you ask for out of a young man?”

There is not much more the city of Vidor and the Pirates athletic department could ask out of Quirante. He has accomplished more than anyone could ever imagined one young man with the wide smile could accomplish.

 

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