Tarpons take Lobos in overtime nail biter

Special to the PRESS

The Port Isabel Tarpons scored first on a 61-yard run, gave up the tying touchdown on a blocked punt, rolled the dice in overtime and won the game on a do-or-die two-point conversion try, 15-14.

Very briefly, that sums up last Friday night’s football game between Port Isabel and Brownsville Lopez at Sams Stadium in Brownsville.  It was as dramatic a win as Tarpon fans have experienced in a long while, and it was the kind of game that could well set the tone for the entire season.

The Tarpons led 7-0 on Omar Silva’s 61-yard scoring dash in the second quarter and the score remained unchanged until mid-fourth quarter.  On fourth-and-eight from the Lopez 40-yard line, the Tarpons’ Jesus Saldivar went back to punt.  The Lobos blocked it, picked the ball up on the bounce and ran it in for a touchdown, and with 6:16 to play it was a tie game at 7-all.

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