It looks like former Venice High and University of Florida standout Trey Burton will be back home and supporting his high school Alma mater this Friday night when the undefeated Indians play host to county rival Sarasota High in a crucial Class 7A-District 11 game.
The VHS Student Section’s tweet about Friday night’s game was retweeted from Burton’s verified Twitter account just before 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and the third-year Philadelphia Eagle stated, “LETS GOO! See y’all there.” The undefeated Eagles have a bye this week and will return to action on Oct. 9 at Detroit.
Venice (4-0, 1-0 in Class 7A-District 11 play) is ranked second overall in the state by Joe Pinkos and FloridaHSFootball.com. Miami Central, which has won the Class 6A state title five of the last six seasons, is ranked first overall and Fort Lauderdale’s St. Thomas Aquinas, the defending two-time Class 7A state champion, is third.
The other area teams ranked in Pinkos and FloridaHSFootball’s Power 25 are IMG Academy and Charlotte at fourth and 14th, respectively. IMG, which is ranked second nationally in USA Today’s Super Prep 25 and competes as an independent member of the FHSAA, is 5-0 playing out-of-state teams primarily, while Charlotte is 4-0 and 1-0 in Class 6A-District 10 play.