Navy Celebrates 50 Years at Stadium Saturday

Posted by Ryan Chapman on September-24-2009 Add Comments

In front of a sold-out crowd, Navy took the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Annapolis, Maryland.  Behind their fleet-footed quarterback, the Midshipmen racked up 289 yards rushing, cruising to victory by a score of 29-2.  The final cannon to end the game sent the Brigade on their way to celebrate the win at O'Brien's, Armadillo's and Castlebay.  

The year was 1959, and Navy had just trounced William & Mary at home, in the first game held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Navy QB Jim Maxfield rushed for two touchdowns and fullback Joe Matalavage added another on an 86-yard run that sealed the Mids' win. 

Not too much has changed in fifty years.  The Midshipmen ha...

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