JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – After last year’s thrilling 3-0 win over the Navy in the Army-Navy flag football series, the Army team looks to build on that success and start a winning streak of its own.

“First thing I’m excited about is the 3-0 win last year was the first in seven years,” said Chad Peabody, 504th Military Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, and the team’s offensive coordinator. “We will keep that momentum going on last year’s win. We put some new plays in the book, we got a lot of returning players as well, so we are looking to add to that win total.”

As the Army team practiced their plays on a cold and damp evening at Cowan Stadium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a couple of players recall how the game went last year.

“It was a very back-and-forth defensive battle,” said Donnel Warner, from Public Health Activity-JBLM. “Our defense put up a shutout, and I think we played a pretty good game. We could have executed better on the offensive side of the ball a little bit more, but I feel like this year with the squad that we have and the work that we’re putting in, it’s going to be a very different outcome on the offensive side of the ball.”

Michael Urban, 1st Multi-Domain Task Force, who accounted for all the scoring with his 38-yard field goal with just three seconds left in the game last year, gave credit to everyone on the team.

“It was a whole team effort all around as our defense held the Navy to no score; our offense on getting the field position – I was just glad to get out there and come through on that field goal,” he said.

Robert Pierce, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, is returning as the head coach this year and looks forward to another victory.

“I’m looking forward to bringing home the trophy once again,” said Pierce. “We want to increase the team’s morale, keep building the brotherhood and just come out and have fun during the game.”