SARASOTA – This week’s Player of the Week is fast, so no wonder they call him “Speedy” Laroche.

Matt “Speedy” Laroche scored five. Yes, five touchdowns in Venice’s game of the year win over Braden River 42–35.

Both teams are ranked in the top five in the state of their division.

Laroche’s 342 yards is the second’s highest rushing total in school history, and the five touchdowns is second most in school history as well. Congrats Speedy!

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Lynden Blake
Lynden Blake is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in journalism. As an aspiring sportscaster she has worked in many media outlets. She’s currently a news and sports reporter for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Previously she interned for Fox Sports Florida where she worked with the production team during Tampa Bay Rays games and freelanced for www.foxsports.com covering the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. She shadowed at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. her last semester in Auburn. Previously, she was a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. and did many television and radio gigs for Sportz Blitz and AHSAA Radio Network. As a Tigerette at Auburn she hosted the nation’s top football prospects on game-day visits and official visits during the off season. She has always had passion for sports as she was a three-sport athlete in high school playing softball and basketball and cheering for Benjamin Russell High School.