Port Isabel Tarpons (8-3) vs. Sinton Pirates (9-2)
Game at 7:30 pm
Location: Texas A&M Kingsville
How They Got here:
Port Isabel defeated Lyford 40-20
Sinton beat Lytle 53-16
Keys to the Area Matchup Game
Sinton’s QB Tyler Handson can pass and run the ball. PI Defense must be able to neutralize him.
Seawall Defense will have to defend the pass and not give up big plays.
Tarpons’ haven’t changed much. It’s all about running the ball. If they can run it, they will have good chance of winning. RBs and offensive line must have a good game. Sinton has big kids on the line so it may come down to power vs speed.
PI has a talented QB. If Isiah Martinez can pass, it can be a wildcard in tha game.
Penalties were a big problem for the Tarpons last week. If they have a lot of penalties, this will not help them in an Area Round game.
The stakes are getting higher. For the first time since 2004, Tarpons have a chance to advance to the third round. These games come down to the little things and executing your game plan. Whoever can do that best will win this game.