Nearly 4000 midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy were in attendance at a party this evening that got a little out of control and ended with the football team igniting a large fire in the middle of Farragut Field. While no midshipmen were injured during the melee, one Army mule (effigy) was found dead in the charred remains once the fire was put out and the midshipmen returned to Bancroft Hall for the evening.
Of course it was the biggest pep rally of the year, three days before Navy battles Army in Philadelphia in the Annual Army-Navy Game. The brigade of midshipmen were told that if Navy wins on Saturday, it will be because of the Class of 2013 who has won 4 straight years. If they lose, it will be the fault of the Class of 2016.
Eye On Annapolis will have three photographers on the field in Philadelphia to bring you all the action shots.
All images © 2012, Kevin Carroll, A Digital Cure .