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Ferguson takes on the role of varsity quarterback

Ben Kolodziejczyk

Tahj Ferguson made his varsity debut as Woodhaven High School’s up-and-coming quarterback September 15.

Ferguson is one of the few quarterbacks who get a chance to play under the lights and fill the significant role of varsity quarterback as a sophomore. 

Ferguson speaks on the way he felt when he was put in the game against Waterford Mott, “Yeah I was a little bit nervous because I did not want to let down the team and I wanted to show them why they made the right decision” and he showed them by taking on the role and not backing down from a huge opportunity to show off his determination.

He has wanted to fill this role as a quarterback since he was young and play in the Friday night lights, and he finally made this dream come true.

He then explains his feelings about when he got called in “I felt good I did not accept but you have to assume your role so I was just prepared.” Ferguson shows determination and that he knows that he is going to play under the lights it was just time before it happened.

Moving up to varsity as a sophomore is not without its difficulties. He shares that there are challenges he’s facing, “I am younger so I’m not going to get as many reps but I still have to show that I am ready to take on the competition but being on varsity helps me become a better leader.”

Since he was a young boy, Ferguson has been in a friendly competition with his older brother, Jaxson. Although Jaxson started off playing football as a receiver, he eventually found his passion in track and field and attended Ferris State to pursue his passion. Ferguson’s aspirations include surpassing his brother’s accomplishments and eventually play college football.

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