Camp Zama, Japan (Dec. 9, 2017) -- Camp Zama Soldiers and community members took home another victory during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game Dec. 9 at Naval Air Facility Atsugi's Reid Memorial Stadium.

Team Army defeated Team Navy 24-21, adding a consecutive win for Camp Zama from last year.

"The game was pretty tough," said Sgt. Christopher Biscardi, linebacker for Team Army.

"Navy did a lot better than what we anticipated."

Biscardi said he and his team mates focused on defense all week and that helped them win.

He also said it means a lot to him being a part of the Army, playing and especially winning when competing within with another military branch.

Lt. Col. Siegfried Ramil, commander of 78th Signal Battalion, received a trophy on behalf of Camp Zama's Army team.

"The game was really close and it was a very good game," said Ramil.
Ramil said the coaches did a great job to make sure team members work together even when they have challenges.

Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Mcneal, coach for Team Army, said it was "team work, hard work, dedication and family" that led the team to victory.

After receiving the trophy, Camp Zama's players formed a circle on the field to celebrate by singing the Army Song loudly.

The event also included a youth Army vs. Navy game, ages 11-12, with the youth Army team defeating the youth Navy team 25-0.

Army-Navy flag-football games coincide with annual Army-Navy service academy games that conclude college football's regular season. The 118th Annual Army-Navy football game was played Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia despite the snow where Team Army also prevailed 14-13.