POPLAR GROVE – North Boone senior quarterback Britton Morris is our WREX Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College. Morris has tallied huge numbers for the Vikings’ offense this year, slinging them into a first round playoff home game.
“It was a big goal of ours before the year to host a playoff game,” Morris said. “We haven’t done it in a while, so it’s going to be cool to see the community support this weekend.”
His top target, Ethan Rydell, caught 15 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in their regular season finale. Morris and Rydell have a strong bond formed throughout years of playing together.
“I’ve been throwing the ball to Ethan Eydell since we were eight or nine years old,” Morris said. “Having a receiver like that helped my development too, and confidence.”
The Vikings are confident they can make a run in the playoffs, if Morris and the offense keep producing the way they’ve produced the past two years.