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It was a successful debut for the City of San Benito San Benito Parks & Recreation middle school 7-on-7 football league, which closed out its season on Monday night at Bobby Morrow Stadium.
The league, aimed to provide middle school athletes an opportunity to stay sharp and in football mode, featured five teams hailing from San Benito (from Berta Cabaza, Miller Jordan and Riverside middle schools), Harlingen and Rio Hondo and was deemed a success.
“We had 72 kids come out, so it was pretty good for the first time out,” San Benito Parks Director Art Garza said. “We ran a well-organized league and there was no arguing or fighting or anything like that. We already have plans of doing it again even better next year.”
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