Tarpons pound Zapata, 49-21

Louis Bennett

Louis Bennett of the Port Isabel Tarpons breaks a tackle on his way toward positive yardage against the Zapata Hawks on Friday at Tarpon Stadium. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)

By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS

The Port Isabel Tarpons started off fast last Friday when Luis Aguilera intercepted a pass on the second play of the game; three plays later, the Tarps were in the end zone as the team won their first game back at Tarpon Stadium over the Zapata Hawks, 49-21.

Barely two minutes into the contest, the Tarpons were up 7-0. They did it with a ground game that was again hitting on all cylinders. They also did it with a passing game that gave them a season high of 95 yards, which for the Tarpons is a lot. And they did it with a defense that held the Hawks to a touchdown until the fourth quarter, when the game was well in hand.

The Tarpons ran for a total of 413 yards using eight different running backs. They were led by Javier Vela, who ran for 127 yards and scored three touchdowns, including one on a 29-yard pass reception. It was also quarterback Isaiah Martinez’s first game back after missing the previous three. He completed 7-of-8 passes, including all five in the first half.

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