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Updated: 05/25/2014 08:32:04PM

Defense strong but offense struggles in loss

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PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

New Venice quarterback Misho Cemovich unlaods a pass in the first quarter of the Indians' spring game. Running back Ben Chisholm pass blocks.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Lakeland's Anthony Davis is tackled in the backfield by Venice defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, who blew up his defender. Hewitt was offered a scholarship by the University of South Florida earlier in the day on Friday.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Venice linebacker Ben Chisholm tries to bring down Lakeland quarterback Aaron Johnson before Johnson crosses the goal line for Lakeland's first score.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Venice safety Beau Perkins upends Lakeland quarterback Aaron Johnson and separates him from the ball as linebacker Ben Chisholm provides an assist. Johnson was ruled down on the play and Lakeland had to settle for a field goal and a 10-0 lead at halftime of the Dreadnaughts spring game at Venice.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Venice linebacker sacks Lakeland quarterback Aaron Johnson to thwart a Lakeland drive in the first quarter of the Venice and Lakeland spring game. The play forced the Dreadnaughts to try a field goal, which they missed.

By NATE COWAN

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With spring practice closing and summer vacation on the horizon, Venice Indians football coach John Peacock wanted to give his team a litmus test.

Instead of scheduling someone he knew the Indians could dominate, Peacock decided to take on the vaunted Lakeland Dreadnaughts. The Indians defense came to play, but the offense will be a work in progress over the summer as Lakeland took advantage of four Venice turnovers and rolled to a 20-0 victory.

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