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On FLW, Army beats Navy by 2

 

Fans gather for annual flag-football game

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Assistant editor
mdecker01@springfi.gannett.com


 The Fort Leonard Wood Army flag-football team reclaimed the championship of the annual match-up with a combined Navy and U.S. Marine Corps team on Saturday, taking home the winning plaque with a 30-28 victory.

 With two powerhouse offenses at play, the teams traded leads multiple times until the final minute, when the Army defense was able to hold off a final push by their Navy counterparts.

 “What a game!” Col. Tracy Lanier, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander told players as he and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Orvis, USAG Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major, presented the plaque to the Army team.

 “We said we were going to have a hard game and some good competition — and that’s exactly what we had,” Lanier said.

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