Harlingen Cardinals End Memorable Season
POSTED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:07am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 12:47pm
HARLINGEN - One of the memorable successful seasons ever put together by a Valley high school football team is over.
Players, coaches, family members and fans will never forget the Harlingen Cardinals 2011 run to the state quarterfinals. The previously unbeaten Cardinals fell to San Antonio Madison on Friday night in Kingsville, 42-27. Four turnovers proved more than the Cardinals could overcome and Harlingen ended it's season at 13-1 and takes it's place among the most accomplished teams in Valley history.
Harlingen Football Coach Manny Gomez said, "This one team was extremely special, not just because of what they did on the field, but just the character and the attitudes that they carried off the field as well.They were just great kids and great people. Someday they are going to be great community leaders. You sensed that about this group that they were special in that way. We understand that we gave it our best shot and it is a life lesson, as long as you know that you gave it your best shot."