Strong bond propels Army to second straight win over Navy

By JOE LACDAN Army News Service

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — As hundreds of West Point cadets poured out from the stands onto a snow-covered Lincoln Financial Field here following a 14-13 triumph over Navy, Army celebrated perhaps a turning point in the storied rivalry between the two schools.

For West Point's Class of 2018, being a part of the football tradition that shifted the rivalry in Army's favor after losing 14 straight to the Midshipmen (from 2002-2015) made the victory sweeter, said Cadet Vincent Hale.

Army (9-3) has now won two straight over Navy (6-6), after last season's 21-17 victory in Baltimore. Before the Dec. 9 game started, football players rushed to the stands to greet fellow classmates, many of whom they attend classes and take part in drills with on a daily basis.


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