All of the hard work paid off for Will Matejowsky this season.
A junior at Cary High School in North Carolina, one of his goals was winning the starting quarterback job with the varsity team, and Matejowsky did just that.
“I was really happy with how much I improved from my sophomore season on JV to my junior season leading the varsity team,” he said.
Matejowsky has been playing football for years, but he started focusing in on being a top-flight quarterback when as a freshman.
That’s when he started training with NFA. “They helped me improve my mechanics, release, footwork, reads, everything,” Matejowsky said.
After splitting time as the JV quarterback when he was a freshman, he worked hard to become the JV starter as a sophomore. This season, Matejowsky worked his way up to the varsity and had a standout season as the starting QB.
Completing 141 of 263 passes for 2,020 yards and 10 touchdowns, the 6-foot-5, 195-pounder ranked in the Top 10 among North Carolina Class 4A quarterbacks. Matejowsky also rushed for 221 yards and 6 TDs.
“As a quarterback, I really like being involved in every play and being a leader on the team,” he said. “As a team, I was happy about how much we improved from the previous year. It’s been a rebuilding effort and since this was our best season in a while, I was really happy.”
As he continues to work, look for Matejowsky to be an even better QB as a senior next year. The Imps, who went 4-7 this season, should also show improvement.
“I think my strengths at quarterback are my accuracy and fast release,” he said. “I’m working to improve my quickness, footwork and reading defenses better. I also want to be more efficient and make the right read every time. Take what the defense gives me.”
Before his junior season, Matejowsky earned his Duel invite at an NFA camp in Charlotte. He wound up placing second among incoming juniors.
“I felt like I did way better than I expected,” Matejowsky said. “It was great to compete against everyone at the Duel. It gave me a lot of confidence heading into the season because I showed myself that I can really compete with the best of the best.”
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