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Proud to Be an American: Navy vs Army’s Opening Ceremony Flies Red, White, and Blue

by Quentin Blount
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There is nothing more patriotic than spending a Saturday afternoon in December watching the annual Navy vs Army football game.

That’s right, folks — the Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy are facing off in America’s Game on Saturday, December 11. For those out there who don’t know, the Black Knights hail out of the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. Meanwhile, the Navy Midshipmen are out of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. The game itself is taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. MetLife serves as the home for the New York Giants and the New York Jets of the National Football League.

If you need your daily dose of American patriotism, look no further. Year after year, this game always carries with it a special meaning for everyone involved and everyone watching. You may recall a few years ago during the Navy vs Army pre-game prayer, the chaplain made the following powerful statement:

“This is the only game where everyone on the field would die for everyone watching.”

The official CBS Sports Twitter account posted a clip from the game’s opening ceremony. The video shows players from both teams running out onto the field from their respective tunnels. Take a look down below:

“Here comes Navy. Here comes Army. What a scene.”

As you can probably imagine, college football fans absolutely love the Navy vs Army game. And every year, they take to social media to share just how much they enjoy it.

“Can’t wait! This is gonna be an amazing game!” one person said.

“This is so cool! Gives me chills every year!” wrote another Twitter user.

Other fans took to the replies section to cheer on their favorite teams.

“Go Navy,” responded one fan.

“Go Army, Beat Navy!” another fan cheered.

Navy vs Army Game Close Through Three Quarters of Play

As it currently stands, the Navy Midshipmen are beating their rival Army Black Knights 14-13 through the first three quarters of “America’s Game”. The score is a little surprising, however, considering that Army was leading 13-7 at the half.

Navy now has all of the momentum heading into the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Despite trailing behind for most of the game, Navy dominated the third quarter. As a matter of fact, they outgained Army 100-12 in yards. That is in large part thanks to a 10-play, 74-yard scoring drive that chewed up nearly six minutes of clock. Navy quarterback Tai Lavatai capped off the drive with his second rushing touchdown of the day.

You can watch the rest of the Navy vs Army game live on CBS,, and the CBS Sports App.