WGEM Sports At Ten: Tuesday (May 14) Part II QHS Standout Jirehl Brock Update/Payson’s Riley Epperson Signs NLI

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Quincy High and Iowa State signee Jirehl Brock is set to be awarded the coveted Don Morris Award By The Western Big 6 Conference tomorrow morning at 10:30

a.m. in Moline. The All-State football performer and basketball standout has certainly had a star-studded senior year at QHS.

With everything he’s accomplished, “Number 21” does take time during the off-season to reflect every now and then when he has a few free moments.

“I always look forward, but it’s nice to look back, and kind of reflect on what I’ve accomplished, or what we’ve accomplished as a team.”

Regarding his contact with the Iowa State coaching staff this off-season Brock stated, ” I’ve talked with Coach Campbell, [other coaches], you know, Coach Manning, just making sure I’m ready. Ready to go when I get to Ames.”

Meanwhile at Payson-Seymour earlier today, volleyball standout Riley Epperson signed a National Letter of Intent with Illinois Wesleyan.

The school is located in Bloomington, Illinois. WGEM Sports also learned today that although the versatile outside hitter will move a few hours away from

home in the months ahead, the recruiting process helped her realize and appreciate just how special her experience as a proud Indian has been the past few

years. That’s why is was important for her to look for that same type of feeling from an athletic program in the collegiate ranks.

“I really love the support everyone gets at Payson and how close our community is and I was just trying to find a place like that.”

She went on to add about Illinois Wesleyan, “It’s quite a bit bigger, but the people reminded me of how everyone’s so caring and supportive here.”

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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