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Aug 16 2011

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TARPONS RETURN! Port Isabel engages Wildcats in scrimmage

The Tarpons took to the field on Saturday to test their metal against 4A Weslaco East Wildcats. (Staff photos by Scarlet O’Rourke)

By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS

Some football coaches believe in scheduling above their teams’ class in pre-season scrim­mages and in non-district games.

Head Port Isabel Coach Monty Stumbaugh is of that school of thought. The Tarpons play in Class 3A and both of their scrimmage oppo­nents, as usual, compete in 4A. The idea is that, in going up against what might be considered su­perior teams, a team will be better prepared for district competition.

The Tarpons’ first scrimmage opponent of the season, Weslaco East, fits the above cri­teria. The Wildcats went several rounds deep into the playoffs in 2010, and they return all five start­ers on one the biggest of­fensive lines around.

The scoring was one-sided; Weslaco East scored seven times to none for Port Isabel. The scrimmage was held Sat­urday morning at Tarpon Stadium.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Aug. 15 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

Permanent link to this article: http://portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/08/16/tarpons-return-port-isabel-engages-wildcats-in-scrimmage/

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