By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
The game turned in the third quarter. Port Isabel trailed St. Joseph Academy of Brownsville, 27-22, at the break and the Tarpons started the second half first on offense. They needed only two plays to score. Running back Jacob Losoya went over right tackle at the Bloodhounds’ 38-yard line and took it to the house to put P.I. up by two, 29-27.
“It was imperative that we score on the first possession of the second half,” head Tarpon coach Monty Stumbaugh said the next day. “We needed to get some momentum back.”
But there was more to it than that. The “Seawall Defense” had to step up as well and they did. St. Joseph Academy was held to a field goal in the last two quarters, and Port Isabel outscored the ‘Hounds, 29-3 after the break to win the non-district contest, 51-30, Friday night at Canales Field.
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