Coming into his senior season, Kenton High's senior linebacker and Michigan commit, Noah Furbush had one thing in mind, to get off to a fast start. They have done just that, opening the season with two big wins against Coldwater and Wapakoneta. Winning by a combined total of 74-18 in those two games. While Furbush does not like to talk about himself much, he has no problem talking about the “team.”
“I think we did well as a team, it was a great team win and we all did our role. I did my job to the best of my ability. I always try to make the big plays when they count,” said Furbush.
Statistics typically only tell part of the story in a player’s success, but Furbush has the statistics to back up his game. He has recorded 25 tackles to go along with 2 sacks through the first two games.
“You saw him out there, he was unblockable all night. He is a heck of a player out there for us and he plays like that every time out,” said Kenton head coach Mike Mauk. “When we need a big play on defense, Noah usually comes through.”
Rated going into the season as one of the top teams in Division IV in Ohio, Furbush and his teammates have clear goals in mind for how they want their season to go.
“We want to have a winning season, we want to win the WBL, anything after that is just par for the course. We just want to do our best every week and get better every day.”
Because of an injury suffered during the basketball season, Furbush will be playing his entire senior year with a big cast on his hand/arm. It didn’t seem to bother him in the least bit Friday night.
“I have a broken scaphoid bone in my hand. I will get surgery after the season, but it’s no big deal. I can play through it.”
Since committing to Michigan back in early July, the Michigan coaches have continued to stay in contact with Furbush.
“I talk to Coach Smith, Coach Mattison, and Coach Singletary mostly. They told me to go out and do my thing and to enjoy my senior season. I am excited to go up to the Notre Dame game as well as the Ohio State games. I wouldn’t miss that Ohio State game for the world.”