EAST LAKE — East Lake (8-2) continued its winning ways Friday, defeating Nature Coast (5-5).
East Lake's first possession came more than halfway through the first quarter. But it only took quarterback Peter DiNovo two plays to put his Eagles up 7-0, connecting with wideout Artavis Scott on a 65-yard touchdown. Linebacker Patrick Millen then intercepted Nature Coast quarterback Brenton Nuby, giving the Eagles possession at the Sharks' 25. Four plays later, running back Dominick Schiavo ran it in from 1 yard out.
DiNovo threw two more touchdowns before halftime, hooking up with senior Tyler Higbee on a 5-yard strike, and sneaking one in to wideout Stephen Buric on a 2-yard completion.
The East Lake starters came out in the second half as the Eagles are set for a first-round playoff game at Tampa Bay Tech next week.
Timothy Porson, Times correspondent