Burton Family Diary #13

Trey Burton threw for five touchdowns last week as Venice advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. Cindy Burton-Macfarlane has this week's update.

Trey Burton profile

Round one of the playoffs we beat Cape Coral 35-14. Coach Peacock spoke of "redemption" because they knocked us out of the playoffs last year, and we came through in a big way and we are now 11-0. Trey ended up with five touchdowns, and he heaped praise on our offensive line for living up to the expectations set for them at the beginning of the year. Trey had lots of time to throw, and plenty of holes to run through. He also has a nasty stiff arm and he is very difficult to bring down without a fight. We played in front of a standing room only crowd, which is funny because Venice is a small town, but there were 5,000 people there that I have never seen before!

Our defense played lights out, causing numerous turnovers. Clay got lots of time on both sides of the ball, and feels like he may get a screen pass for a touchdown in the next few games. He had two sacks and five tackles. Our defense has something to prove this Friday when we take on Charlotte in Round two at home. Coach Shannon said last night at the Touchdown/Linebacker Club dinner that Charlotte had the most points and rushing yards that we have given up this year, and our defense has become very stingy. Although we scored more than 50 points last time we beat Charlotte, I am excited to see how emotional our defense plays this week.

Since there is no school today or Thanksgiving day, the boys have 8:00 a.m. practices both days so we fed them lunch afterwards. They are a very special group of boys, and I am very thankful to be a Venice Indian.

We attended The Citadel game this weekend in The Swamp, and speaking with Coach Meyer and Mullen makes me very grateful to be a part of the Gator Nation as well! We look forward to attending the Florida/Florida State game this weekend.

Fightin Gators Top Stories