Venice is heading to a Florida state high school football champion game for the first time since 2000. Friday night, the Indians, ranked No. 55 in the latest High School Football America Top 100, knocked-off three-time defending 7A champ St. Thomas Aquinas, which entered the game ranked No. 20 in our national rankings.
Venice came-back from a 17-7 deficit to also snap STA’s playoff streak of 19 straight wins. Indians quarterback Bryce Carpenter ran for 140 yards on 42 carries and scored two touchdowns.
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Next week, Venice will play Bartram Trail for the title. Bartram Trail beat No. 56 Plant 34-29 in the other state semifinal Friday night.