Stephen Anderson’s Army-Navy diary: The Battle Continues

Army junior co-captain Stephen Anderson will write a diary for the Times Herald-Record during Army-Navy week. A season-ending knee injury will keep Anderson, Army’s leading tackler, out of the service-academy rivalry. But Anderson’s leadership is still a big part of the team’s heart beat. He’ll take us inside the locker room, practice and the West Point campus leading up to the big game on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Today in the Corps was the Goat vs. Engineer game. This is a competition between women’s flag football and men’s tackle football. The Goats are the team with GPA’s under 3.0. The Engineers have GPA’s over 3.0.  It is an annual event and always has a good turnout.

The Army team went to these games after practice and went to their respective sides cheering for their team. We had a fair cheering for both sides and it was nice being on the outside looking in at a game. I know the Corps was fired up to see we made it out to cheer them on. It ft good to be around those who usually are cheering for us and we just wanted to show that the gate swings both ways. We care for them as they care for us. The Corps will always be the “12th Man” and we love being a part of that as much as possible.

On the other hand, we had a game to prepare for. It has been 18 days since our last football game. We have been studying Navy film and practicing against Navy scouts for the better half of three weeks. I know the team just wants to play this game. This game has been on our minds forever now. We just want our shot. We continue to become better at communicating and picking up what Navy is giving us.

Senior leadership continues to show. Brad Marren consistently shows the reasons why he deserves to be a starter on this team. He keeps the guys fired up and is always good for a laugh to keep the team relaxed and at ease. This compliments guys who tend to get too tight and allows them to play with a relaxed feeling.

Damion Hunter is another who has shown great leadership. He does whatever the coaches need him to do which allows us so many options. He stays after the offense and makes sure they play up to the level they are capable.

This team has grown together and we have given ourselves a chance to be successful. The bottom line is that success can only be measure in victories. Make no mistake, we are a successful team and we are ready to prove that no matter the obstacle we are determined to overcome adversity and show what Army football means to us.

“Human Will” is the strongest thing on this earth. We have the “will” and are looking for the WAY!

Captain Army Footbal

Steve Anderson

Linebacker #50.

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