VERO BEACH, Fla. — Friday night High School football is already a tradition for many Vero Beach families and Vero Beach High School alumni.
But when a potential state record is on the line, the town shows up to rally behind the team.
“I went to Vero Beach High School and it’s always been so much fun, the pep rallies, the Friday nights,” said alumni Kristen Siccome. “All of my neighbors, my kids, they’ve been talking about the game.”
That’s because, before Friday, the Vero Beach High School football team had a winning streak of 59 consecutive regular-season games.
Friday's 21-0 win against Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna brings their record to 60-consecutive wins, tying the state record.
Now, the team has the chance to break the state record if they can earn just one more win.
Boyd Fellows snagged a front-row seat to the game. A retired photographer, he still enjoys capturing big moments.
“I hope it turns out really close and the Indians will win,” Fellows said.
Just a few rows away, Kristen Siccome watched her family play on the field.
“He’s been talking about it all week long,” Siccome said.
Now, he’s on the team that’s grabbing the attention of football fans across the state.
This game reminded fans just why they’ve long loved Friday nights.
“Football in all communities brings people together,” Fellows said.
Scott’s Sporting Goods in #VeroBeach is filling a last-minute order of hats ahead of tonight’s @VBFootball game. The Fighting Indians are hoping to win their 60th consecutive regular season game, which would tie the state record. @VBHSNation @WPTV pic.twitter.com/6WaPt26Q9p— Ryan Hughes (@HughesWPTV) October 18, 2019