The East Manatee Bulldogs Junior Midget team opened its season with a pair of shutout victories at the Jamboree Aug. 18 at G.T. Bray West.
The Midgets defeated the Hardee Wildcats 18-0. Keyon Fordham scored on touchdown runs of 70 and 20 yards to lead the way offensively. Jernard Porter Jr. added an 18-yard touchdown run.
In the second game, the Midgets defeated the Manatee Wildcats 12-0. Noah Ben-ghuzzi scored from two yards out and Fordham returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown.
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The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.