The East Manatee Bulldogs Mitey Mite team opened its 2012 season with a 33-19 victory over its crosstown rival the Manatee Wildcats Aug. 25.
Ethan Bement rushed for more than 130 yards and scored two touchdowns and Josiah Lozada rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for the Bulldogs offensively.
Kevin Miller finished with more than 200 all-purpose yards, including a touchdown and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. AJ Russo added a fumble recovery for the defense.
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Instructor jazzes up routine
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