Posted On: 10/9/20 8:24 AM

While Vero Beach has long dominated the Treasure Coast on the football field, there is indeed proof that the once gigantic gap between the Indians and the Titans is starting to close.

For the past few years, Treasure Coast has been putting a dent into the dynasty that this Vero Beach program had carved out through generations, and while last year saw the Titans come close twice, the Indians continue to reign supreme.

Tonight (7:00), the two schools will once again meet in Vero Beach in one of the top games in Florida this Friday night.

Motivation still continues to be a battle cry for both teams in this Covid year that has already determined the seeding for the state playoffs, which was determined by a blind draw. But that does not temper this match-up at all.

The Titans ride into the game winners of four straight after an impressive 9-2 season a year ago. They returned several football prospects who remember the feeling of losing those close games to Vero Beach last year.

The Titans got to this evening’s match-up with wins over Jensen Beach (42-0), Stuart South Fork (54-14), Fort Pierce Central (28-0) and Fort Pierce John Carroll (57-28).

For veteran head coach Lenny Jankowski and his football team, it is still being about winning, which they have done over 60 straight times in the regular season.

As there are so many impressive prospects on the field for this team, getting to that next level in the playoffs is what this year has been all about.

While streaks are great and they last forever, it’s winning state titles that brings people together for generations.

Vero Beach started 3-0 with wins over Port St. Lucie (35-0), Port St. Lucie Centennial (34-7) and Stuart Martin County (40-3).

A Vero Beach win tonight and everything is still everything in the beautiful Treasure Coast. But if the Titans can finally emerge, waking up Saturday morning is something that people will remember a lifetime.

CHECKING OUT THE TEAMS

Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast Titans

HEAD COACH: Irvin Jones

2020 RECORD: 4-0

CLASSIFICATION: 8A

TITANS TO WATCH IN 2020

2022 – Jayden Azeredo, RB/LB

2021 – Marquez Bargman, OL

2021 – Roshawn Brown, CB

2021 – Gueldy Charles, RB

2022 – Jayden Cooper, S

2023 – Melik Cooper, OLB

2021 – Keegan DavisKeeganDavis6'3" | LBPort St. Lucie Treasure Coast | 2021FL, TE

2022 – Nickelson Frenenzy, FB

2021 – Kamryn Gonzalez, DB

2021 – Travis Hodge, OT

2022 – Cameron Jackson, DL

2022 – Eden James, RB

2022 – Osiris Joseph, Slot

2021 – Cedrick Magliore, OLB

2021 – Christian Massey, OL

2023 – David Palmero, LB

2021 – David Perez, OC

2023 – Shomari Pettigrew, CB

2022 – Rico Porcha, WR

2021 – Lavar Russell, OL

2021 – Andre Scarlett, OL

2021 – Diogo Silva, PK

2021 – Joe Tardiff, DB

2021 – Donald Thomas, S

2021 – Jonius Watkins, QB

2021 – Marvin Watson Jr.,

2021 – Billy West, OG

2022 – Cameron Williams, LB

2023 – Alex Woods, DL

Vero Beach Indians

HEAD COACH: Lenny Jankowski

2020 RECORD: 3-0

CLASSIFICATION: 8A

INDIANS TO WATCH IN 2020

2021 – Ewquan Anderson, OLB

2021 – Elisha Bacon, OT

2021 – Lamone Baskin Jr., OG

2021 – Wendell Bethel, WR

2021 – Tray Brady, P

2021 – Nijah Brown, DB

2023 – Keyshawn Campbell, OLB

2022 – Nehemai Cross, QB

2021 – Jermaine Dawson, WR

2022 – Brandon Deligent, PK

2021 – Jaheim Drisdom, CB

2022 – Regoe Ferguson, RB

2022 – Ephriam Floyd, WR

2021 – Triston Gardner, DB

2021 – Jordan Girton, WR

2021 – Davon HicksDavonHicks6'0" | LBVero Beach | 2021FL, LB

2021 – Deandre Kelly, CB

2021 – Keanu KohtKeanuKoht6'5" | DLVero Beach | 2021StateFL, DE

2021 – Derek Larralde, WR

2021 – Jimmy McKinney, LB

2021 – Bobby McMillian, RB

2021 – Nick Miller, LB

2021 – Jackson Nairn, QB

2021 – Trevor O’Brien II, QB

2021 – Travonte Oneal, DE

2022 – Tyquante Robinson, DB

2023 – Quincy Rodgers, RB

2022 – James Smith, WR

2021 – Mason Swetz, QB

2021 – Ladarian Williams, WR

2022 – Devin Willis, WR

2021 – Cornell Wilson, DB

2021 – Tyler Wrenn, WR

OTHER GAMES THIS WEEK

Besides the huge match-up in Vero Beach, there are some other games worth keeping an eye on tonight:

For more statewide games, check out Florida High School Football: https://floridahsfootball.com/2020/10/06/statewide-week-6-football-schedule/

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