Chargers outlast Tarpons in penalty kicks - Brownsville Herald: Sports

Chargers outlast Tarpons in penalty kicks

STAFF WRITER | Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 10:59 pm

The Brownsville IDEA Frontier Chargers are headed to the state playoffs in soccer on a positive note.

The District 32-4A finale for IDEA Frontier and Port Isabel on Friday night at Brownsville Sport Park ended with the Chargers prevailing over the Tarpons 2-1 (4-2) in penalty kicks.

Chargers coach Steven Martinez said it secured fourth place in 32-4A for his team. IDEA Frontier (7-5, 20 points) will go up against District 31-4A champion Progreso next week in the bi-district playoffs.

“ Our boys played their best game this season,” Martinez said. “We missed a lot of (scoring) opportunities, but with another week of practice we should be good to go.”

Despite the loss, Port Isabel (9-3, 28 points) already had clinched the outright championship in 32-4A and is expected to play Grulla next week in bi-district.

The Tarpons were coming off Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Monte Alto.

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