Army takes on Navy in flag football

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, flips a coin at the start of the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The coin toss determines which team receives the ball first. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, flips a coin at the start of the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The coin toss determines which team receives the ball first. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

A U.S. Army wide receiver catches a football during the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The flag football game is a tradition at Goodfellow intended to boost morale among the friendly rivalry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

A U.S. Army wide receiver catches a football during the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The flag football game is a tradition at Goodfellow intended to boost morale among the friendly rivalry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Meriwether, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow student, celebrates after a successful first down during the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The Army and Navy flag football game is an annual tradition at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Meriwether, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow student, celebrates after a successful first down during the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The Army and Navy flag football game is an annual tradition at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog, Joy, and her handler watch the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. Even though the game pitted the Army and Navy against each other, members from all services supported the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog, Joy, and her handler watch the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. Even though the game pitted the Army and Navy against each other, members from all services supported the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Yukio Kuniyuki, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion Commander, runs down the sideline with a flag as fellow Soldiers attempt the wave during the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The Army beat the Navy with a final score of 21 to 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Yukio Kuniyuki, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion Commander, runs down the sideline with a flag as fellow Soldiers attempt the wave during the Army vs. Navy football game at the Mathis Fitness Center football field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016. The Army beat the Navy with a final score of 21 to 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Army and Navy went head-to-head in a game of flag football as part of an annual tradition at the Mathis Fitness Center football field, Dec. 2.

“It’s important to uphold our tradition,” said U.S. Army Capt. Jeremy Dillard, event coordinator and 344th Military Intelligence Battalion plans officer. “A lot of traditions have been lost with the war and everything, but this is one that we can preserve and keep it going as long as we are together as a joint service.”

Unlike last year’s sunny game day, the two services braved the rain to uphold the tradition Dillard talked about.

Chief Petty Officer Stephen Comstock, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow instructor, said that despite the cold and wet conditions making it treacherous for the players, the team adapted.

Unfortunately for the Navy, adapting wasn’t enough to overcome the Army.

For yet another year, the Army team takes home the trophy with a final score of 21 to 7.