Prep Zone Game of the Week features matchup between East Coast District Champs
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida announced today that they will be featuring the Vero Beach-Sebastian River game on FOXSportsFlorida.com via Prep Zone, presented by Checkers. Ed Berliner will call the games, alongside color commentator Keith Sims, and Kavita Channe will be reporting from the sidelines.
On Friday, Aug. 30th, at 7:00 p.m., Prep Zone travels to Indian River County for an East Coast matchup between visiting Sebastian River and Vero Beach. New coach Kevin Pettis takes over a Sharks team coming off their first-ever district championship in 2012. A repeat is unlikely considering Sebastian River suffered heavy graduation losses. The offense has been slow to come along, evidence by a 3-0 loss to Jensen Beach in last week's preseason classic. Senior offensive lineman Phil Norman (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) will be the anchor up front for a young unit. The host Indians are powered by an explosive offense that averaged 31.1 points per game last season and features two of the region's best wide receivers in 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior Will Dawkins (Michigan St., Ohio St., South Carolina) and 6-foot-3, 175-pound Javonte Bagley (USF, FAU, Wake Forest). Vero Beach lost eight defensive starters from last year's district championship squad but the unit performed well in last week's 24-13 preseason win over well-
regarded Palm Bay.
Stephen Grecsek of OUR TEAM says, "We love coming to Vero Beach! The entire community comes out to these games and we have enjoyed great viewership for our live streams. This will be an exciting match-up to kick off the regular season of high school football games in South Florida. We'd like to give a special thank you to FOX Sports Florida for making the game available around the country and to Checkers, once again, for their loyalty and sponsorship."
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