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IN IT TO WIN IT: Tarps advance to Area round

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There were the usual concerns before last week’s bi-district playoff game between the Port Isabel Tarpons and the Bearkats of Raymondville. There was Raymondville’s backfield speed of Jesse Valladares and Romeo Rosales, who combined for nearly 2,200 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns in the regular season. There was …

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A LIVING LEGEND: Stumbaugh keeps 100 wins and perfect season in perspective

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spending 13 years at the same job could lead some people to drink. But for Port Isabel Tarpon Head Coach Monty Stumbaugh, his job is a labor of love. On Tuesday, Stumbaugh – who two weeks ago recorded his 100th win as Tarpon Head Coach – opened up about …

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CHASING HISTORY: Tarpons on brink of first perfect season since 1994

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons seemed to be trying to prove that they hadn’t forgotten how to score quickly. Of eight touchdown drives the previous week at home against La Feria, only one took two plays or less. Last Friday night at Bill Pate Stadium in Hidalgo, four of …

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Tarpons stomp Red Ants 62-21

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It took the Port Isabel offense about a quarter to get cranked up last Friday night at Red Ant Stadium in Progreso. Once the Tarpons got their running game into high gear there was no looking back, and a 35-0 halftime score became 62-21 at the end of …

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Tarpons handle Hawks 39-14

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons made their longest road trip of the regular season a profitable one last Friday night, as they brought down Zapata 39-14 at Hawks Stadium. The undefeated Tarpons complete their non-district schedule at 6-0. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the …

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PI rolls 49-18; improves to 4-0

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons scored on five of their six first half possessions for a 35-6 halftime lead over the Bloodhounds of Brownsville St. Joseph’s Academy last Friday night at Tarpon Stadium. They remained in control in the second half and improved their record to 4-0 by winning …

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Rain shortens Tarpon game

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Many a football game has been played in adverse weather conditions. Some of the most memorable gridiron contests ever staged are remembered as all-time classics partly because of bad weather. One such game was the 1967 NFL championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, …

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Tarpons cruise to 54-14 win

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS If the individual members of Port Isabel’s vaunted “Seawall Defense” didn’t upstage the Tarpon offense last Friday night they certainly gave notice early on that on this night they meant business. Lyford quarterback Scott Arnold was sacked twice on the first three plays of the game, and the …

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Tarpons run over, around Brownsville Vets 47-17

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons exploded out of the gate with touchdowns on their first four possessions against Brownsville Veterans Memorial last Saturday night, as they ran around, through, and right past the Chargers on their way to a 47-17 win at Sams Stadium. It was head coach Monty …

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Teammates fight; one arrested

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Two Port Isabel Tarpons were involved in an altercation last Friday in Laguna Vista that led to one student-athlete being arrested. Manuel de la Rosa, 17, has been charged with aggravated assault and failure to stop and render aid. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port …

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