The Venice Indians will host the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs in the first round of the FHSAA Class 4S Football State Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM.
What it is: Florida High School Football
Matchup: Venice vs Lakewood Ranch
Game Type: FHSAA Football State Championships – 4 S
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Miami, FL
Live stream the Venice vs Lakewood Ranch football game: Start your free trial today!
The Indians are the top seed in Region 1 and are coming off a 42-21 victory over Sarasota in the regional semifinals. The Mustangs are the fourth seed in Region 1 and defeated Booker 35-14 in the regional semifinals.
The Indians and Mustangs are located just a few miles apart in Sarasota County, Florida, but they have never met in the playoffs before. The Indians and Mustangs have a long and storied rivalry, with the Indians leading the all-time series 20-10.
The Indians are led by a high-powered offense that averages 45.2 points per game. The team is led by quarterback CJ Johnson, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Running back Derrick Jones is another key player on the Indians’ offense, as he has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Mustangs’ defense is led by linebacker Marcus Williams, who has over 115 tackles this season. Treyvon Johnson is another key player on the Mustangs’ defense, as he has over 53 tackles, 10 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles.
The Indians are the favorites to win the game, but the Mustangs are a dangerous team that can’t be overlooked. The game is expected to be a close one, so fans should be prepared for an exciting night of football.
The Indians are the better team on paper, but the Mustangs are a well-coached team that plays hard. The Indians will need to be careful not to overlook the Mustangs.
The Indians’ offense is led by Johnson, who is a dynamic quarterback. He can make plays with his arm and his legs. The Mustangs will need to pressure Johnson and force him into making mistakes.
The Mustangs’ defense is led by Williams, who is a hard-hitting linebacker. The Mustangs will need to stop the Indians’ running game and force them to pass the ball.
The Indians have the home field advantage, which should give them a slight edge. However, the Mustangs are a dangerous team that can’t be overlooked. This game is shaping up to be a close one, so fans should be in for a treat.