Coach John Peacock and his Venice Indians, after losing to national powerhouse IMG Academy to open the season, will be tough to beat once again in 2020.

Posted On: 09/18/20 7:34 AM

Moments after losing to eventual state 7A champion St. Thomas Aquinas last November, the attention quickly turned to 2020.

With a number of key prospects coming back, head coach John Peacock knew that his Indians would be very special.

With a positive philosophy of hard work and building well-rounded football players, this team – despite the pandemic – had a work ethic instilled that kept each and every player busy and focused.

Knowing that when this program played football, the schedule would be challenging and prepare them for a season where a quality senior class would make a difference.

Opening the year at home against the nation’s top team – IMG Academy – only helped this team work on things that would pay off later in the season.

The Indians routed their next two opponents – Jacksonville Raines (40-6) and Longwood Lyman (70-0) on Thursday night to show that they will indeed one of the elite teams in 7A.

The roster is loaded with outstanding football player who are disciplined and focused on the season ahead.

THE INDIANS FILE

SCHOOL: Venice Indians

HEAD COACH: John Peacock

2019 RECORD: 8-5

CLASSIFICATION: 7A

INDIANS TO WATCH IN 2020

2021 – Colin Blazek, QB

2021 – Charles BrantleyCharlesBrantley6'0" | DBVenice | 2021FL, CB

2022 – Damarion Escort, RB

2021 – Steffan JohnsonSteffanJohnson6'0" | DBVenice | 2021FL, Athlete

2022 – Desavion Cassaway, LB

2021 – Jackson Fleming, S

2023 – Trenton Kintigh, DT

2022 – Dylan Manganelli, OT

2021 – Ethan MortEthanMort6'6" | OLVenice | 2021FL, OL

2022 – Jayshon Platt, WR

2022 – Mike Rainey, OL

2022 – Martin Ramos, LB

2021 – Kade Reyher, LB

2022 – Jay Simmons, LB

2021 – Jake Swartz, LB

2021 – Dylan Turner, QB

2023 – Elliott Washington, CB

2022 – Myles Weston, WR

2021 – Luke Wheatley, K

2021 – Weston WolffWestonWolff6'4" | TEVenice | 2021StateFL, WR

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