By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
The score was tied at 14 when, late in the fourth quarter, the game turned against Port Isabel.
The Tarpons received a punt deep in their own territory. The ball was fumbled and recovered by La Feria at the Tarpons’ 15-yard line with less than four minutes to play. Two plays later, the Lions’ Avishai Dickerson powered through the line for a touchdown and a 21-14 lead with 2:38 left on the clock.
The Tarpons would have one more chance. A long kick-off return gave P.I. the ball in Lion territory but the ball was turned over one final time and that was a final, 21-14.
“It was actually one turnover that made the difference,” Tarpon Head Coach Jason Strunk told the PRESS this week.
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