Quincy’s Jirehl Brock Set To Pick Up 2019 Don Morris Award On Wednesday In Moline

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After winning countless awards after his prep football career came to a close last fall, and earning Honorable Mention recognition in basketball from this

past winter, Quincy’s Jirehl Brock apparently saved the best for the spring season.

On Monday, it was announced that the multi-talented senior has been selected as the Western Big 6 Conference Don Morris Award winner for 2019.

The award is given annually to the conference’s top male and female student athletes who are in their final year of high school.

Brock, an All-State football standout, is the third male athlete from QHS to win the award, and the fifth Blue Devil overall.

The future business major won the coveted award for his exploits in the athletic, academic, and community service arena during his senior year.

The Quincy native is scheduled to receive the Don Morris Award award Wednesday morning in Moline at the Wharton Field House.

The Iowa State signee rushed for 5,135 career yards and 91 touchdowns as a Blue Devil. Brock rushed for a record-setting 333 yards in a single game last

season against Quincy Notre Dame. He also scored six touchdowns during the “Crosstown Rivalry” match-up at Advance Physical Therapy Field.

In 2018, the 4-Star recruit ran for 2,158 yards and scored a single season-record 39 TD’s. During the basketball season, Brock averaged over 8 points, 5

rebounds, and 3 steals a game. He was a 3-year starter who displayed great leadership and defensive toughness playing in the paint during some games against

taller and heavier opponents.

On Tuesday, Brock stopped by the WGEM Sports Studio to offer some thoughts on winning the Morris Award, and insight on what advice he would offer young

players aspiring to be the very best throughout “The Gem City” and the entire Tri-States’.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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