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Local West Point cadet to take part in Army-Navy game ball run

December 04, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Mackenzie Riford, a native  of Hagerstown and a member of the U.S. Military Academy’s marathon team, will be part of the team that runs the ceremonial game ball from West Point to Philadelphia for the 113th Army-Navy football classic scheduled for Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

The 19-member cadet team will accept the game ball at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday during the bonfire activities. The team will depart West Point, passing through several towns and cities during the two-day run to deliver the game ball for opening ceremonies at 2 p.m.

This year marks the 84th time the Cadets and Midshipmen have met in Philadelphia for this longstanding rivalry.

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