BY COLLEEN MCALEER
Tunkhannock Area senior Jake Frisco helped lead the charge for the Tigers on Friday night at Honesdale with two interceptions late in the game that led to 11 points. Those points bolstered the Tigers from being down 26-21 to taking a 32-24 lead. It was the Tiger’s second straight comeback, and third straight win of the season. In recognition of his achievement, Frisco has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Senior, 17, Falls
Family: Mom Becca, dad Ron, and sister Josie (20)
Do you have any pets? Two dogs, Booker and Buddy
Position: Wide receiver and cornerback
Three reasons why you compete: I compete because I love the game, I love my teammates, and to make my family proud.
Athletes you admire: Marcus Allen and Devin Booker
Three people you’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive: John F. Kennedy and Carmine and Adrian Frisco
Who inspires you to be better? My coaches and my teammates because I see how every week we get better.
Favorite school subject: Entrepreneurship
Favorite Movie: “The Hunger Games”
Favorite Sports Movie: “The Blind Side”
Favorite Social Media App: SnapChat
Favorite Food: Watermelon
What is the best place for post game food? Locker room for hoagies
What would be your team anthem? “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
Superstitions or Rituals: I nap before every game and eat Lifesaver gummies.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? Lil Uzi Vert
When did you start playing football competitively? When I was seven
Favorite field to compete on and why? Definitely our home field- the fans, the band, the cheerleaders- it is just a great atmosphere.
What is your favorite football memory? The comeback win over Pittston two weeks ago.
What is your dream job? To own an NBA or NFL team
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? Cuba
Who are your closest teammates? All the seniors are all so close.
How would you describe Coach Marabell in one word? Demanding
How would he describe you? Determined
What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
What skill would you like to master? To be a dog whisperer
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Travel outside of the country
Random fun fact about you: I am the best dancer on the team.
Post-graduation plans: To go to college for business and possibly play football.