The senior rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns in East Lake's 33-8 win over Ridgewood. His performance led a running game that ran up 384 yards, as East Lake improved to 3-0, 2-0 in Class 4A, District 8.
In the Chargers' district victory over Lakeland-Santa Fe Saturday, Gilkes returned an interception 25 yards for one touchdown and a fumble 33 yards for another, rushed 4 times for 42 yards, and returned four kickoffs for 101.
The senior setter served 29 points in Tarpon Springs' 15-0, 15-0 win over Gainesville Buchholz in the Florida Rotary Tournament last weekend. She served 14 straight points in the first game and 15 in the second.
The senior linebacker had 20 tackles (10 solo) and one interception in the Warriors' 15-6 win over Dunedin on Friday. Osceola's defense held Dunedin scoreless until the final period, as the Warriors improved to 2-0 in their district.
To nominate north Pinellas high school athletes for the weekly Area Standouts column, call the sports department (445-4170) on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Only coaches can nominate athletes. The column is compiled by staff writer Tony Green.