Athlete Spotlight: Joey Ferruzza tackles the 2022-23 season


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Senior Joey Ferruzza enjoys sleep, but likes playing football even more.

By Erik Romero, Reporter

At what age did you get into sports?

I always played sports, from when I was, like, four. I started playing t-ball. Then baseball got really boring, and I started playing football around fifth or sixth grade. I used to be a three-sport athlete. I wasn’t really good at basketball, so I just dropped it and [stuck] to football.

Are you good at your sport? At football?

I would like to think I’m pretty good at football. Well, I mean, I’m the captain, so if I wasn’t good, I don’t think that would be a good thing. I used to play youth football before high school; actually, we won the Super Bowl undefeated.

Now what is your most memorable moment in football?

I’m trying to think of something positive, but recently it’s not going good for us this year. But I think a memorable part of this season was at halftime at week one, the whole team was hanging their heads, and I went in there [and] I gave them all a pep talk, and I hyped them up. We came out in the second half playing a lot better than we did in the first half, so that kinda stuck with me a bit this year.

And what is your least favorite sport?

Like, are we talking to watch or to play?

To play and to watch.

I suck at volleyball. I’m sorry, Imma just say volleyball ’cause I suck at it, but if we are talking to watch, baseball. Rather sleep.

And what else do you do besides sports?

Sometimes I play video games. I don’t really do my homework. I like to sleep, and I like to drive around and waste gas.