By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
Some football coaches believe in scheduling above their teams’ class in pre-season scrimmages and in non-district games.
Head Port Isabel Coach Monty Stumbaugh is of that school of thought. The Tarpons play in Class 3A and both of their scrimmage opponents, as usual, compete in 4A. The idea is that, in going up against what might be considered superior teams, a team will be better prepared for district competition.
The Tarpons’ first scrimmage opponent of the season, Weslaco East, fits the above criteria. The Wildcats went several rounds deep into the playoffs in 2010, and they return all five starters on one the biggest offensive lines around.
The scoring was one-sided; Weslaco East scored seven times to none for Port Isabel. The scrimmage was held Saturday morning at Tarpon Stadium.
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