TARPON TIME: Community rallies around team

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The Port Isabel Tarpons are seen at a recent practice. Also shown are the Port Isabel High School cheerleaders and the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which is illuminated blue in support of the Tarpons’ playoff run. (Staff photos)

By CRAIG ALANIZ
Reporter/Photographer
press@portisabelsouthpadre.com 

PIHS CheerleadersThe Port Isabel High School Tarpon football team prepared for the Bellville Brahmas this week for the state quarterfinals game to be played this Saturday at Cabaniss stadium in Corpus Christi.

Head Coach Monty Stumbaugh said his team is not the bigger team, but they will be the team that lines up properly and stays focused throughout the game.

“We can’t emulate their size in practice, but we can focus on our assignments to be the more disciplined team,” Stumbaugh said.

PI LighthouseMembers of the football team said they are glad to be playing a meaningful game in the month of December. They said they appreciate the support they are receiving from the community.

Superintendent Lisa Garcia said she could not be more proud of the team and their efforts. She said the town has been painted blue and the light house was illuminated with a blue hue in support of the team.

“We have Tarpon fever all throughout the area,” Garcia said.

A pep-rally will be held at Tarpon Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. and the Tarpon send-off will be Saturday at 11 a.m. with car decorating at 10:30 a.m.

The team has also been named grand marshal for the South Padre Island Christmas Parade on December 13, honoring them for their hard work this season.

Read this story in the Dec. 6 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.

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