Navy defeats Army in Fort Meade’s annual flag football game

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Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Finley

Date: 12.05.2013
Posted: 12.06.2013 15:26
News ID: 117860
Navy defeats Army in Fort Meade’s annual flag football game

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - Sailors and Marines, stationed at Fort Meade, took home bragging rights over the Army in the post's 14th annual Army-Navy flag football game Dec. 5 held at Mullins Field.<br /> <br /> Navy defeated Army 33-8 as Army failed to keep pace with Navy’s high powered offense in Fort Meade’s version of the historic college football rivalry between the two military academies.<br /> <br /> “It was an awesome game,” said Capt. Donald E. Elam, commanding officer of Navy Information Operations Command Maryland. “I am very proud of the way the Navy team played tonight.” <br /> <br /> Navy’s victory snaps Army’s four-game win streak at Fort Meade.<br /> <br /> “We played with a lot intensity out there,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.T. Palilla, Navy coach. “Ultimately, I feel teamwork was the key to our victory.” <br /> <br /> Palilla went on to say, “Joining forces with the Marine Corps, we proved service members can come together and complete any mission.” <br /> <br /> The friendly rivalry coincides with Saturday’s Army vs. Navy college football game held in Philadelphia.<br /> <br /> “No matter what is going on in the military, this game always gives us something to look forward to each year,” said Palilla.