Venice football coach may return


VENICE – “They said it in the paper, John’s DNA is all over this football program,” Monte Jacobs with Bill Buck Chevrolet said.
Since John Peacock was fired as Venice’s football coach, after liking a controversial tweet involving Braden River’s head coach, Curt Bradley.
A lot has changed in Venice, but a lot has stayed the same. For example, still no new football coach, well… because of rumblings of peacock returning.
“It’s been heartbreaking for us, all of us here, it’s good to know there’s hope and we’re looking forward to the outcome,” Jacobs added.

Peacock is expected to return to Venice athletics in some capacity, and probably the Indians head coach as early as Wednesday.
That’s good news for Venice’s biggest supporters.
“It’s been tough with the sponsorship, the sponsorship part has been really hard for us, because as a local business we want to support the community,” Jacobs said.

Bill Buck has long sponsored the Indians, but stopped after news of peacock’s firing.
“We felt like we owed coach the support,” Jacobs said.

Their support of Peacock and the Venice team equips the State Champions with the best.
“The entry way, the jumbotron, the new grand stands, the smoke coming out of the tunnel that’s all local money,” Jacobs said.
And they’re ready to get back involved, and agree Peacock should be able to get back involved as well.
“Absolutely, 100 percent,” Jacob said.

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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 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.