Ward, who committed to Michigan a week earlier, said the victory is one step closer to their team goals.
"Oh yeah, it feels great, we've been working hard," Ward told GoBlueWolverine.com. "We got four more games to go, one game season every week. That's the one thing I would take, we work hard every week. That's the thing for us."
At six-foot-eight, 290-pounds, Ward is playing his first year of high school football.
"I'm just getting new to it mostly, but I'd say I am very athletic," Ward said on his style of play. "I can move around. I can finish off my blocks and I move through every play."
Ward committed to the Wolverines a week early when Michigan hosted and defeated in-state rival Michigan State 12-10. After having a week to soak in his commitment, Ward says it feels great to be part of the 2014 class.
"Michigan always brings in great commits, just to be a part of that class—that's great," Ward explained. "Building up, I'm the second on the roster for 2014. It feels great. And then coach Brady Hoke he is a good guy, (and he's) always teaching. That's what I want to be with, someone who is going to teach me and treat me like family.
"I just felt I was real close up there. I felt like they had my best interest. They told me the plan from day one. They told me if you come up here, you're not ready, you're going to redshirt. But we're going to get you ready and you're going to play. I see how guys benefit through the program. I see how Taylor (Lewan) benefitted through redshirting, and now he is possibly a top-five pick in the draft right now. So I want to follow his footsteps."
Before Ward made his commitment to the Wolverines, he had notable offers from Purdue, Ohio State, Indiana, Minnesota, and was receiving interest from USC and Oregon.
While he has no set date on his next to visit Ann Arbor, he said he should be up during the basketball season.
Hales Franciscan coach Chris Goffer said the coaching staff found Ward on the basketball court before the season. He said Ward has tremendous upside and will continue to get better as he learns the game.
"God gave him a great gift in his size, obviously we just trying to fine tune him," Goffer said. "He came in super raw. He is still 16-years-old. He still got a long way to grow.
"He still has a huge ceiling. We expect big things from him next year, and continuing on into the playoffs as well. He is still learning the game—just finishing his blocks, just finishing through the whistle. The small things—get better feet. The nuances of the game."
Goffer added that Ward has been a hard worker and has shown glimpses of playing with a mean streak.
"We got to get it out of him," Goffer said. "Everybody has it in them. He has it in him, he just has to get it out. When he plays aggressive there is nothing that can be done."
Ward said this season has been a learning experience and he hopes it correlates into a big senior season next year.
"This year was basically getting my inexperience done. I feel more comfortable everyday on the field. Just getting out there practicing and learning from the seniors. And just going into the film room to look at my game film and analyze with the coaches and see what I have to work on. I know for sure I need to get in the weight room, ‘cause I didn't have that off-season. That's really what I am looking forward too, getting in the weight room, bulking up and getting ready for senior year."