NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 6, 2013) Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Ben Pierson, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Naval War College (NWC), runs for a first-down during an Army-Navy flag football game at Nimitz Field onboard Naval Station Newport in Newport, R.I. The game was held as a precursor to the college football rivalry game between U.S. Naval Academy, Navy Midshipmen, and U.S. Military Academy, Army Black Knights, scheduled for Dec. 14, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The NWC Navy flag football team triumphed over the NWC Army team with a final score of 24-0. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl/Released)
By Naval War College Public Affairs
Navy beat Army in the U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) twelfth annual Army-Navy flag football game on Friday, Dec. 6. Held at Nimitz Field in the rainy afternoon weather, the game ended with Navy scoring 24 points and Army zero.
“In a hopeful precursor to the actual Army - Navy event, Navy emerged victorious in last Friday's NWC flag football game,” said NWC Dean of Students, Capt. John Griffin. “The somewhere between 80 to 500 folks that braved the weather to attend were treated to a great contest.”
With this win, NWC’s Navy community extended its winning streak to eight consecutive victories. This brings the series competition to 10 wins for Navy and two for Army.
Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear sports attire from service academies, military services, agencies, their alma maters, or their nations, to show their spirit.
The annual rivalry between NWC’s Navy and Marine Corps students and faculty against Army students and faculty is an opportunity for good-natured fun in advance of the actual U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy football game. That game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn.
Posted by Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Ohl