Wayne Hills junior quarterback Pete Palczewski will get his first varsity start on Friday, Nov. 1, when his Patriots travel to Passaic County Tech for a huge game with playoff implications.
The reserved, but enthusiastic Palczewski has been practicing well for Wayne Hills. Playing mostly JV ball and running the scout teams this fall, he appears comfortable with Wayne Hills’ game plan.
“He’s doing well,” said Wayne Hills offensive coordinator John Jacob. “He’s making the plays we’re asking of him. His teammates are behind him.”
Palczewski and his teammates will look to snap a two-game losing streak against an unbeaten PCT team, that will take a 7-0 mark into Friday’s game. A win assures Hills a playoff berth, and possibly a home game, while a loss could keep Wayne Hills (4-3 heading into Friday night) on the outside, looking in, in North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4.
Palczewski takes over for Justin DeGroat, a senior, who injured his foot in last week’s loss to Passaic Valley.