Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Indians Primed and Ready | Venice Stops off for Fast-Paced Practice at the Home of the Dallas Cowboys

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Indians Primed and Ready | Venice Stops off for Fast-Paced Practice at the Home of the Dallas Cowboys

Article excerpt

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

ARLINGTON, Texas -- After a delay on their connecting flight in Austin, Texas, the Venice High football team showed up 30 minutes late for a team walk-through Friday at AT&T Stadium clad in forest green tops, black shorts and shiny helmets.

It certainly was worth the wait.

"It was a great experience," Venice senior offensive tackle Dave Resiter said. "We get to practice on an NFL field. I don't think any other team was out here doing this. We are very grateful to be a Venice Indian."

After getting through the walk-through, the players and coaching staff visited the Cowboys' locker room, not yet fully prepared for Saturday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.

"It's awesome," Resiter said. "You get to see where all the pro players get to play under the lights. I can just imagine the stadium filled and

roaring. It's just unbelievable."

As groups of fans toured the stadium, throwing footballs and posing for photos at the opposite end of the field of Venice, the Indians made the loudest impression when they broke the huddle for the start of the workout.

"That was awesome," Resiter said. I liked the echo."

Not lost in the pomp and circumstance of visiting a professional stadium in a different state, the Indians prepared for tonight's game against Stephenville High at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, about a two-hour drive from AT&T Stadium.

The condensed 40-minute session had its benefits.

"We did everything," Venice coach John Peacock said. "The tempo went faster, but we did everything. I went through the script and we ran everything we had to run. Obviously, we were chop chop in and out."

Peacock even told assistant coach Mark Cristiani the pace needs to be duplicated every Thursday. "We need to be a little bit more on edge on Thursday to get stuff done," Peacock said.

The Indians did not get it done last week in their kickoff classic. Host Tampa Plant jumped out to an early lead and hung on for a 31-21 victory. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.