The Venice Indians embark on a big time road trip this week heading to Plano, Texas to play the undefeated Plano East Panthers Friday night. Plano East is one of the largest high schools in the United States with an enrollment of just over 6000 students. The Indians will bus to Orlando today (Thursday) and fly to Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. The game will be played at John Clark Field, about five miles from Plano East High School.
The Venice Indians Booster Club raised $10,000 to help offset the cost of the trip to Texas. Plano East also contributed funds to make the game possible. The team will fly back to Venice on Saturday after taking a tour of the Dallas Cowboys stadium.
Locally, there are some good matchups including homecoming at Palmetto where the Tigers host the Bayshore Bruins. Southeast will try and tame the Manatee Hurricanes at Kinnan Field in an inter-county tilt. The much improved Braden River Pirates face the Booker Tornadoes at Pirate Field in Bradenton.
Sarasota/Bradenton high school football schedule for Friday, September 27:
North Port at DeSoto, 7 p.m.
Booker at Braden River, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on Ustream.TV with Doug Miles and Ed Schneider)
Lakewood Ranch at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Lemon Bay at Dunbar, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WENG 107.5 FM with Rich Spedaliere)
Bayshore at Palmetto, Homecoming, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WWPR 1490 AM)
Southeast at Manatee, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow)
Calvary Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Port Charlotte at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m.
Venice at Plano Texas, 8:30 p.m. (EDT) (Broadcast on Legacy Sports Network)
Tampa Catholic at Cardinal Mooney, 7 p.m. (Broadcast on WSRQ 1220 AM with Ian Deuce)
Saint Stephen’s at St. Pete Canterbury, 7 p.m.
The First Academy at IMG Academy, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest Florida Christian at Imagine, 7:30 p.m.
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