Venice rolls to Florida 8A championship

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For the first time since 2017, Venice is a Florida high school football state champ. The Indians beat Apopka for the Class 8A championship Saturday in a battle of nationally-ranked teams.

Venice entered the game ranked No. 24 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, powered by NFL Play Football. Apopka started the game ranked No. 40 in our Top 100 created with our proprietary algorithm.

This one was never in doubt with Venice quarterback Ryan Browne having a great game completing 18-of-21 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-7 win.

The Venice defense was outstanding, holding Apopka to 115 yards in total offense.

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The state title is the third overall for the Indians.

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