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Updated: 11/08/2017 10:18:04AM

Tough slate has Indians ready for playoffs

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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.

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 STEPHEN McKAY

Venice quarterback Bryce Carpenter, shown here finishing off a long touchdown run against Palmetto last month, has thrown for 2,199 yards and 33 touchdowns - both Venice single season records - in helping lead the Indians to a 9-1 record.

PHOTO BY STEPHEN McKAY

Drue Streich (right) and the rest of the Venice defense have frustrated opponents all season long. They've recorded two shutouts, held three opponents to just a field goal and forced a running clock in six of 10 games this fall.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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Venice High School head football coach John Peacock has a simple explanation when asked why he annually loads up the Indians’ schedule with the toughest opponents he can find.

“You want to test yourself and see what the good teams do to expose you and what you need to get better at,” Peacock said. “Now if you do that and you lose a few games, you kind of put yourself behind the 8-ball and it makes it tough for you.”

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