Tarpons fall in bi-district heartbreaker

By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS

The game will go down as one of the highest-scoring and wildest games in Port Isabel Tarpon football history.

It was ultimately decided by a missed field goal by Port Isabel that could have won the game, and Corpus Christi West Oso won the bi-district playoff contest, 57-56.

It was an offensive shootout in which more points — 113 — were scored than in any other post-season game in Tarpon football history, except one.  The two teams combined total offensive output was 1,147 yards and the Bears and Tarpons each scored eight touchdowns.

There were seven lead changes and three ties.

With West Oso leading 57-56, the Tarpons went 40 yards after the kickoff to a third-and-goal to go at the 10-yard line.  With seven seconds to play P.I. tried a 27-yard field goal that was wide left.  West Oso took over on downs, took a knee and that was a final, 57-56.

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