ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY: Tarpons, Bobcats matchup ignites community spirit

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

(Staff photo by Ray Quiroga) The Port Isabel Tarpons fans are seen during a recent varsity game. The Tarpons are poised to take on the rival Rio Hondo Bobcats on Friday, Oct. 17.

(Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)
The Port Isabel Tarpons fans are seen during a recent varsity game. The Tarpons are poised to take on the rival Rio Hondo Bobcats on Friday, Oct. 17.

Bobcats are solitary and elusive, relying on camouflage and stealth, as they are the smallest of the Lynx genus species. The tarpon, a premier saltwater game fish in many areas, has existed since prehistoric times, vulnerable to a number of land and sea predators throughout its life.

Don’t expect these passive traits to be represented come Friday night when the Rio Hondo Bobcats (5-1) and Port Isabel Tarpons (6-0) meet for their annual grudge match, which is sure to bring out the animal in both opponents and their fanbases.

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