FHSAA 7A State Championship preview – Venice Indians vs Bartram Trail Bears

VENICE – After knocking off 10–time state champ St. Thomas Aquinas in thrilling fashion, the Venice Indians can’t afford a letdown game. Last week is last week. And now focus is at an all–time high. “More so than any other week. We’re going to try to get on and get off. With having an extra day to prepare, we’re going to take one of those days and make it more of a mental day,” head coach John Peacock said. The Tribe will also use the...

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2017 Venice Indians have one more record to break

VENICE – If we’re talking Venice school records, you have to start with this guy. “Touchdowns in a season, touchdowns in a game, touchdowns in a career. Is that all of them? I think that’s all of them,” Venice Wide-Receiver Jaivon Heiligh said. It’s actually not even close to all of them. But if we sat here and listed all the records Heiligh has, we’d be here all day. He’s beyond just the Indians record books at this point. Heiligh is...

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Venice looks to avenge 2016 loss & go to Orlando

SARASOTA COUNTY – It’s cliché, but Friday night’s state semifinal game really is David vs Goliath. 10–time state champ, St. Thomas Aquinas, visits a Venice team in search of their 2nd. “We have a monster in front of us. The only way you’re going to eat an elephant is one bite at a time,” Venice head coach John Peacock said. The Tribe loaded their schedule this year for this moment. Quarterback Bryce Carpenter explains what was learned...

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