TLW – 225th BSB conquers flag football beating HHBN, 32-25

| October 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A player from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion team (yellow flags) runs the ball during the flag football championship game at Stoneman Field, here, Oct. 6. (Photo by Pfc. Holli Cook, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A player from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion team (yellow flags) runs the ball during the flag football championship game at Stoneman Field, here, Oct. 6. (Photo by Pfc. Holli Cook, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Story and photos by
Pfc. Holli Cook
25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Units from across the 25th Infantry Division competed in a flag football tournament, Oct. 5-6, during Tropic Lightning Week, an annual celebration of the division’s birthday.

Teams competed in games throughout both days at Stoneman Field, culminating in a championship game between 225th Brigade Support Battalion and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion (blue flags) set ready to defend their lead against the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion team during the flag football championship game at Stoneman Field, here, Oct. 6. (Photo by Pfc. Holli Cook, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion (blue flags) set ready to defend their lead against the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion team during the flag football championship game at Stoneman Field, here, Oct. 6. (Photo by Pfc. Holli Cook, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

The Soldiers of the 225th BSB played a hard-fought game against the members of the HHBN team, leaving the field as victors in the 32-25 game.

According to Sgt. Casi Mayo, coach and player for the 225th BSB, his team won because of the relationship and teamwork they had developed from years of practice together.

“We’ve been together as a team for three years, so everyone knows their positions and are pretty much interchangeable,” said Mayo. “So, we took that and went with it.”

Sgt. 1st David Marcelli, organizer and noncommissioned officer in charge of the event, said the competition and events of Tropic Lightning Week are meant to enhance espirit de corps, as well as celebrate the rich heritage of the division.

Marcelli said the games offer Soldiers an outlet for relaxation from the rigors of Army duty and a chance to set aside their worries and enjoy the sports.

“We are often not able to play sports during the duty day,” said Marcelli. “Having a week filled with sporting events makes everybody happy.”

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Team members from the 225th Brigade Support Battalion celebrate their 32-25 victory over the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion team during the championship flag football game at Stoneman Field, here, Oct. 6. (Pfc. Holli Cook, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Team members from the 225th Brigade Support Battalion celebrate their 32-25 victory over the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion team during the championship flag football game at Stoneman Field, here, Oct. 6. (Pfc. Holli Cook, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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