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5 Questions for Turlock football's Mustafa Noel-Johnson
Mustafa Noel-Johnson
Turlock High sophomore linebacker Mustafa Noel-Johnson takes time out of his bye week to answer five questions for the Journal. - photo by FRANKIE TOVAR / The Journal



Q. How is it playing at the varsity level of Turlock High football as a sophomore?

A. “Well, it’s a lot faster and harder. It’s a lot (more) physical and there’s a lot of different things about it, but I love playing football so it’s a nice challenge that I enjoy.”

Q. Who or what is your greatest source of inspiration when it comes to playing football?

A. “My mom and my older brother are my greatest inspiration. They kind of got me into it and I just enjoyed playing it, and I’m just doing what I do.”

Q. What is your greatest accomplishment as a football player?

A. “Working my hardest at weekends; going out doing whatever I can do. And just coming out ready to play each day.”

Q. What’s your favorite part about being a linebacker?

A. “My favorite part about being a linebacker is taking on linemen, fullbacks, filling the holes honestly. I enjoy the contact.”

Q. What is the team mindset as you exit your bye week and prepare for your league opener next Friday?

A. “We plan on taking a 'W.' We go in there physical, hard, and aggressive and not have a big head. We plan to just do what we do best and play football.”