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Josh Pecunes Shines as Freshman Quarterback
November 4, 2021
For the first time, the Warrior football team has a freshman starting-quarterback.
Josh Pecunes has led the Warriors to a strong 5-5 season.
For J. Pecunes, playing this season as the first freshman starting quarterback had great meaning.
“It means everything to me,” J. Pecunes said. “I worked hard to get here. I was outside everyday throwing to Zach or my other family members.”
J. Pecunes had to play with an older and much more experienced group this year.
“It’s great, [and] it proves that no matter how good anyone is, people are better than you, and you need to keep working hard no matter what,” J. Pecunes said. “It’s also a great opportunity to know and become friends with upperclassmen. It shows how much heart you can have [when you] keep fighting and keep pushing through obstacles.”
Pecunes’ older brother, senior Zach Pecunes, has enjoyed watching his younger brother grow on the field.
“It’s only been one year of varsity, and he already has developed a feel for the speed and pace of the game,” Z. Pecunes said. “He has always had a good IQ for the game, and with being a freshman starter, his IQ along with his experience is what’s going to make him a problem for [opposing teams] for 3 more years.”
Pecunes made playing with his senior brother for the last year “super special” and “put it all out there for the seniors.”
Head Coach Steven Wiles has watched J. Pecunes evolve this season.
“[It] seems like he’s getting better and better each game,” Wiles said. “He has a very bright future ahead of him.”
Wiles is excited to make way for the next season and to keep watching J. Pecunes evolve as a player.
Friday, Oct. 29 was the last game for the seniors and the last game of J. Pecunes’s freshman year, losing 21-10 to York Suburban on Oct. 29.
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