By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
The Port Isabel Tarpons came up well short on the scoreboard in both parts of last Friday’s football scrimmage on the road against the Mercedes Tigers, but head P.I. coach Monty Stumbaugh was encouraged by his team’s overall performance.
“I liked their effort,” Coach Stumbaugh said Monday. “I liked it a whole lot better than I did last year. I was really pleased with the effort, because last year they really put it on us.”
Mercedes had four scores to Port Isabel’s two in the controlled first half of the Friday night scrimmage, and the Tigers outscored the Tarpons 28-14 in the two quarters of live action.
“This year we went pretty much toe-to-toe with them,” Stumbaugh told the Press this week. “You take away three of our mistakes, a couple of our fumbles, and it’s an even scrimmage. We feel like we held our own.”
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