USS Florida Defeats USS Georgia in Advance of UF-UGA Match

Story Number: NNS101026-01Release Date: 10/26/2010 5:58:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica R. Gardner, Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs

ST. MARYS, Ga. (NNS) -- Crew members from USS Florida (SSGN 728) (G) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) participated in the a flag football tournament held in St. Marys, Ga., Oct. 23 days ahead of South Eastern Conference battle between Universities of Florida (UF) and Georgia (UGA).

Florida's flag football team was victorious, 53 to 41, against Georgia's team.

Friends, family and crew members attended the game at St. Marys Middle School football field.

One of the primary reasons for the game was to promote camaraderie between the two boat crews. The spirit was high and the competition fierce.

"I run all the time, and we practiced this week as a team to prepare for this day," said Electricians Mate 2nd Class (SS) Sean Schoememan, Florida's cornerback and lineman. "This is a good game with a challenging team."

Georgia's team started out strong and slowly allowed the crew from Florida to catch up and tie 34 to 34 prior to winning the game.

"This is a fantastic game," said Sonar Technician 3rd Class (SS) Whitt Condit, Florida's wide receiver and corner. "This is a great opportunity for the boats to get together and have a good time."

Condit's wife and best friend from the boat were in the stands cheering for Condit and Florida's crew.

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