by Brian Stanton

HOLIDAY- The Pirates have had six different starting quarterbacks in their five seasons of competition, but are now in the midst of finding its seventh and the competition has started to heat up once again for the starting job.

Out of the mix is former Tampa Bay Stallions’ signal caller Worthy Jackson and former Gulf standout Keshaun Peters, whom both have hurt their chances due to attendance, according to team sources.

Amongst the four quarterbacks that are vying for the starting position are former Anclote High standout John Forgione, former Brooksville Ballers’ quarterback Adam Green, Howard Bailey and Josh Crampton, who started one game for the Pirates in 2010 against the Florida Regulators.

All four quarterbacks were in attendance this past weekend and looked sharp, according to coach Barry Vinkler. Though the defense out-shined the offense on Saturday morning, the Pirates were able to get a better look at which quarterback may be the best fit for the team.

The Pirates are slated to face the North Pinellas Decepticons in a preseason game on Nov. 19. Time and location are to be determined.