By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
The Port Isabel Tarpons came into last Friday’s football game with Rio Hondo on a roll. They were undefeated at 6-0, including 1-0 in district play, and all involved in both camps figured that it was going to be a close, hard-fought game. They were right.
With the score tied at 14 with less than five minutes to play Port Isabel turned the ball over on a fumble and Rio Hondo started at the Tarpon 44-yard line. Eight plays later, the Bobcats faced a third-and-goal at the P.I. four.
In the second quarter, Rio Hondo was stopped on a fourth-and-goal try at the Tarpon two. And on the Bobcats’ first two possessions of the game the “Seawall Defense” came up big first with an interception, then a fumble recovery.
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