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Trugillo puts Sharks into state quarterfinals

Riverview senior Michelle Trugillo dominated on both sides of the ball.

By JOHN CALKINS
Published May 2, 2007


TAMPA - Riverview senior Michelle Trugillo dominated on both sides of the ball, throwing for two touchdowns and returning two interceptions for scores in the Sharks' 28-18 win over Middleton on Tuesday night.

"We go as Michelle goes, " said Riverview coach Jo Jennings.

Middleton (12-2) led 6-0 early in the first quarter, but Riverview (13-0) scored on its next three possessions and led 19-6 at the half.

Riverview (13-0) takes its undefeated record to the state quarterfinals, which start on Friday in Boca Raton.

Patriots ousted

Lakewood's Kquanise Byrd, Innekia Reedy and Latesha Johnson have amassed individual numbers that rank them among the best quarterback-running back-receiving tandems in Pinellas county.

Few teams have contended with the accuracy of Byrd, quickness of Reedy and elusiveness of Johnson. The Spartans used all of those weapons to beat Freedom 19-10.

Freedom cut the deficit to 12-10 before Byrd found Johnson on a 24-yard touchdown pass to put the game away.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer