By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
A year ago, the Port Isabel Tarpons turned the ball over five times at La Feria, twice fell behind by 13 points, and won the game when they blocked a Lion’s field goal on the last play of the game.
The win came three weeks after the Tarpons dropped a 39-23 decision at Zapata. This year PI took care of business with Zapata and did not have a good night at Grulla, an opponent that the Tarpons handled at home, 21-19, in 2010. So now, a week after letting one slip away against Grulla, the Tarpons again have to get well quickly. La Feria visits Tarpon Stadium this Friday and Port Isabel will try to tame the Lions for the third year in a row.
“It’s probably the biggest game this group of kids has had here,” head Tarpon coach Monty Stumbaugh said in his office this week. “If you love athletics, you love to be in games like this. We’re excited and it’s a great week to be a Tarpon.”
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