Football: Lakewood’s Anthony Colandrea sets Pinellas County career passing record

Lakewood quarterback Anthony Colandrea, who signed with Virginia on Wednesday, capped off his high school career this season by becoming Pinellas County’s all-time passing leader. 

Colandrea finished with 7,312 yards to surpass the former mark of 6,554 previously set by former Spartan standout Ryan Davis, who went on to play at Auburn. 

Most of Colandrea’s total came in the last two seasons. After transferring from Clearwater Central Catholic, Colandrea led a dynamic passing attack at Lakewood, finishing with 3,252 yards as a junior and 3,137 this year. 

He also led the Spartans to consecutive state semifinal appearances. 

This is the second straight season that a Pinellas County passing record was set. Last season, Clearwater’s Aidan Maclean became the county record holder for most touchdown passes in a season with 42, surpassing the old mark of 31 set by former Gibbs standout Shaun King, who went to play at Tulane and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.