Bradford’s Murphy shares Ameche Award
Bradford High School’s Quanzell Murphy made history this weekend when he received the annual Alan Ameche Award for Football Excellence at the Italian-American Club in Kenosha.
The history part was that for the first time in the history of the award, there was a tie. Murphy and Wilmot Union High School’s Chris Nelson shared the award.
The award honors Kenosha County’s outstanding football student athlete. Its namesake, a Kenosha native, played at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, won the Heisman Trophy and played six seasons for the NFL Baltimore Colts.
Other nominees for the award were: Jason Castona, Central High School; Toneo Gulley, Tremper High School; Zack Koenes, St. Joseph High School; and Randy Strutz, Shoreland Lutheran High School.
This is the seventh year for the award.
The Bradford team as a whole also was recognized for their state football championship. Robert Pozza Sr., a former Tremper High School assistant coach, received the Jaskwhich Lifetime Coaching Award.