Pinellas Athlete of the Week

Matt Trotto

East Lake H.S.

Football/Senior

THIS WEEK’S FEATS

East Lake opened up District 7A-9 play by trouncing Sunlake 51-15 and Trotto led the charge by throwing for 349 yards and six touchdowns on 15 of 22 passing. The senior added to his TD total by running one in as well.

SEASON STATS

Trotto’s flashiest statistical performance pumped up his 2019 stats. He’s thrown for 920 yards and nine touchdowns and Friday night was his first 300-plus-yard game.

STREAK BUSTERS?

East Lake has been absent from the postseason for the last two years. That was the first time the program’s experienced that kind of gap since staying home in 2005 and 2006. East Lake opened in 1987 and didn’t make the playoffs until 1994. There hasn’t been a three-season gap between playoff appearances since 1994.