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Updated: 11/10/2017 08:30:00AM

Now it’s really serious

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PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

After a 9-1 regular season, the District 7A-11 champion Venice Indians storm into the playoffs as the top seed in Region 7A-3. The Indians scored the second most points in Class 7A in the FHSAA's new playoff system, meaning they'll be playing at Powell-Davis Stadium all the way to the state semifinal if they win their second straight regional title.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Venice head coach John Peacock is looking to lead the Indians to their second straight regional championship. They will open the defense of their Region 7A-3 crown with a first round playoff matchup against St. Petersburg tonight at Powell-Davis Stadium.

Port Charlotte's Octavious Cummings gains yardage after breaking away from Island Coast's defense in first quarter of Friday night's game.

SUN PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNO Port Charlotte quarterback, Paul Barnes, looks downfield as he throws a pass, during the game played against Charlotte on Friday night.

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The long-standing Venice High School mascot.

By BRYAN LEVINE & SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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PORT CHARLOTTE — The 2017 season came to an end last week for all but two area high school football teams.

Port Charlotte and Venice are in the hunt for a state championship, with their respective regional quarterfinal games beginning today at 7:30 p.m.

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