6/8 Cav., 4th IBCT, 3rd ID wins Fort Stewart Flag Football Championship
Sergeant First Class Raymond Barger, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6/8 Cav., 4th IBCT, 3rd ID rushes toward the goal line during the 2009 Fort Stewart Intramural Football Championship game, Oct. 29.

<b> FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - It was a battle amongst two Vanguard Brigade teams, but in the end there could only be one winner of this year's Fort Stewart Intramural Football Championship game held at the Sports Complex, Oct. 29.

Taking home the winning trophy was the Mustangs of the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who finished their 12-3 season with a 30-6 victory over the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment Patriots.

"We set out at the beginning of the year to win the championship game," said 1st Sgt. Christopher Williams, Mustang head coach and Troop B first sergeant. "All of these guys have heart."

The first sergeant said his team won despite few practice sessions due to military training, including Cavalry Stakes and the Spur Ride.

"Every time they came out to play, they gave it their all," he said, adding that support from dedicated fans aided their win.

Victory, however, is nothing new for 1st Sgt. Williams. He coached the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment champs in 2007, prior to the last deployment. He said his new team looks forward to another championship in the upcoming intramural basketball season.

"It's been a great week," said Sgt. Kenneth Oku, who helped the Mustangs win just hours before he finished first in the Expert Infantryman Badge 12-mile road march. "And this is like icing on the cake."

The Mustangs will take on Hunter Army Airfield's 603rd Aviation Support Battalion in an installation championship game later this month. For more information about intramural league play, contact the Fort Stewart Sports Office at 767-8238.

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