Podcast: Venice (Florida) head coach John Peacock

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On Friday, the Venice Indians served notice that they will be a force to reckon with in 2021 when they took-down Preseason No. 32 Miami Northwestern 56-34 in their Kickoff Classic, a game that didn’t count on either team’s record. Had it counted, Venice would have soared from its No. 91 preseason ranking in the High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

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On today’s High School Football America Podcast, High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher talks with Venice head coach John Peacock about an impressive performance on Friday that leads his program into its season-opener this week against defending 4A champ Cardinal Gibbons, which is currently ranked No. 25 in our Top 10. Last year, CG was named High School Football America Medium Schools national champ.

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Venice has been a regular in the High School Football America national rankings through the year thanks to a strong strength of schedule. As Coach Peacock said on the podcast, the Indians aren’t afraid to play anyone.

Below is this year’s schedule that includes five teams that began the season ranked in our preseason national rankings. Aside from Cardinal Gibbons No. 25 ranking, Edgewater is ranked No. 87 this week; Cocoa is No. 91; Palmetto is No. 183; and Manatee is ranked No. 197.

2021 Venice Indians High School Football Schedule

8/27 – vs. Cardinals Gibbons

9/3 – vs. Edgewater

9/10 – vs. Cocoa

9/17 – at Sarasota

9/24 – vs. Palmetto

10/1 – at Lakewood Ranch

10/8 – vs. Manatee

10/15 – vs. Gulf Coast

10/29 – vs. Riverview Sarasota

11/5 – vs. North Fort Myers

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.