Football played between America’s bravest: Preview of 2018 Army-Navy Game

Philadelphia, Pa. — We are almost a week away from the 2018 Army-Navy Game, which will be played on News 3 at 3 p.m. on December 8.

The game between two of the United States’ most prestigious military academies will be played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Black Knight sit at 9-2 overall on the season, while the Midshipmen are 3-9 overall on the season, and are hoping to beat West Point, who has won the last two games.

Before the last two victories in this game by Army, Navy had won every game from 2002 to 2015, the longest winning streak in the history of the series.

Both teams will also be sporting special uniform combinations. Navy’s special uniforms for the rivalry game accent the Goat mascot that is used by the academy and motto “Don’t Give Up The Ship.”

Army will be paying tribute to The Fighting First with its Big Red One uniform combination. The all-black uniforms will pay tribute to the highly decorated U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, first established in the Great War.

This will be the 119th meeting between West Point and the Naval Academy. Navy leads the all-time series 60-50-7 (seven games ending in a tie).

For a more localized aspect. Seven young men from Hampton Roads will be playing in the Army-Navy Game. Two for Navy and Five for Army.

For the Naval Academy: Freshman Outside Linebacker Jeremiah Boyd of Newport News and Freshman Defensive Back Dakare Coston of Virginia Beach. For West Point: Freshman Quarterback Tyhier Tyler of Newport News, Junior Linebacker Cole Christiansen of Suffolk, Freshman Offensive Linemen Noah Knapp of Virginia Beach, Sophomore Defensive Lineman Nick Stokes of Virginia Beach and Freshman Linebacker Ray Gonzalez of Yorktown.

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