Ferris State Football Kicks Off Thursday Night for First Game Since 2019

BIG RAPIDS – When the Ferris State Bulldogs kickoff against Findlay on Thursday night, it will be the team’s first game since December of 2019.

Ferris State did not play in 2020 due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Findlay did play a shortened season this spring.

Findlay and Ferris State faced off early in that 2019 season, a game which Ferris State won 24-23 after stopping Findlay on a two-point conversion attempt at the end of the game.

With most players taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility due to Covid-19, the Bulldogs have depth at nearly every position. That includes quarterback, where the team has yet to name a starter.

Head coach Tony Annese said they’ve scripted plays for four different quarterbacks in practice and the position battle is about a surplus of talent, not a lack of good options.

“It’ll be one of those things where we’re going to play more than one quarterback,” Annese said. “So we’ll see how many but they’re all very competent and capable and have had great attitudes.”

Sixth-year offensive lineman Jake Boonstra and seventh-year running back Marvin Campbell also spoke with the media this week. They both insist they’re confident in whoever lines up under center.

“I’ve had six different quarterbacks since I’ve been here so it’s not like it’s a big deal. They’re all very good football players it’s not something we’re worried about,” Boonstra said.

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