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Trump to handle coin toss at 2018 Army vs

09 December 2018

No matter his view, Army (10-2) always had the edge. They had good reason to celebrate: Army has regained its grip in a series that had gotten out of hand.

Army jumped out to an early 7-0 lead with an impressive first drive.

Army has won 10 games for the third time in school history. Navy called "tails", and that's what it was when Trump's flipped coin landed on the turf.

As of halftime there were no reported goat-nappings surrounding the Army-Navy game, so the Midshipmen defense has doing a great job. Army safety Jaylon McClinton had an interception in the first half. He also helped Army convert some critical third downs during the game with his arm, as he completed 4 of 9 passes for 61 yards. Navy scored on a field goal by Bennett Moehring, but failed to recover an onside kick, sealing its fate. Unfortunately, a fumble by Garret Lewis inside the Army 5-yard line ended the Navy threat and effectively finished the game.

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But each time the two have decided to make amends, even as Kelly's influence has waned. The retired Marine Corps general has spent 16months in the position.

Before the game Saturday, Navy seriously and intently was on guard for precious cargo. The Navy "Leap Frogs" parachute team earned a roar from the crowd with each safe landing on the field. And each side safely returned "captives" in the Prisoner Exchange - when seven midshipmen and seven cadets swap service academies for a semester.

Trump, who saw the Army-Navy contest in 2016 as president-elect, is the 10th sitting president to go to the game. The president was expected to soon name a replacement, and a White House official said Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, was Trump's top choice.

The president was joined by Sec. of Defense James Mattis on the field for the national anthem and toss.

Trump to handle coin toss at 2018 Army vs