Portal:1983 Spring Men/Intro

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In the National Championships, held in Athens, GA, the Navy match in the Semi Final was inspiring. Navy was without three of their starters at the beginning of the match and after putting in their only two subs, played the first 20 minutes down a man. There was no score until 12 minutes into the second half, when Navy went up on a Drop Goal, soon answered by an AF PK. One minute before the end, a Navy error resulted in an AF PK and the victory. WHEW!

The final, lost against a physically larger and more experienced California, was tied at 3-3 until the 23rd minute of the second half when the grinding Bears offense finally broke the tenacious AF defense. "Bob Williamson, who couldn't miss PKs in state and regional championships, went 2 for 8 in the final two matches, missing 4 of 5 in the final"