PHOTO STORY: NAVY BEATS S. ALABAMA, part II

William Tuider

Navy defeated South Alabama 42-14 on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. GoMids.com's Alison Althouse was at the game and captured these images (second half).


South Alabama's #97 (Aleem Sunanon) kicks off to start the second half.


Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) continues to get great pass protection as the third quarter starts.


Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) fakes a hand-off to Shawn White (Navy #39) before Marcus Thomas (#26) takes the ball and rushes for 10 yards.


Navy's Demond Brown rushes for 14 yards before being stopped by Jags #3 (Charles Watson) as (L-R) Navy players Marcus Thomas (#26), Quinton Singleton (#36), Brandon Greene (#61), and Shawn Lynch (#87) lend their support.


Darius Staten (Navy #20) tacks on 16 more yards to his total for the day and another Navy 1st down. Stop is credited to USA #3 (Charles Watson).


Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) pushes past the defense for his only rushing TD on the day.


Navy's Nick Sloan (#6) continues his stellar work on the day. After this successful PAT, the score is Navy 27, South Alabama 14 (Clock 11:18 in third quarter).


Jags #24 (T.J. Glover) kickoff return is halted at the USA31 by Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) and Ed Royds (#40).


Navy's Paul Quessenberry (#45) causes Jags #2 (Ross Metheny) to rush his throw, resulting in an incomplete pass.


Jags #2 (Ross Metheny) is sacked for an 11yd loss by Navy's Paul Quessenberry (#45), ending the USA drive.


After a series of negated plays, Navy's Punter, Pablo Beltran (#11) gets off a 38 yard punt to the USA45. Beltran's pass protection team shown (L-R) are Patrick Hoffman (#69), Chris Nurthen (#95) and Will Anthony (#90).


Navy's Toneo Gulley (#22) looks for the crowd's support in a third down situation... GET LOUD!


Navy's Marcus Thomas (#26) puts the ball away after a high pitch from Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19).


Navy's Marcus Thomas (#26) is able to shrug off this diving tackle attempt by Jags #23 (Roman Buchnan) to gain 10 yards and another Navy 1st down!


Working now with back-up center Blaze Ryder (Navy #63) goes smoothly as Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rolls out and looks for his next target.


Navy's punter, Pablo Beltran (#11), is able to get 48 yards on his last punt of the third quarter.


USA back-up QB #7 (Brandon Bridge) completes pass to Jags #5 (Bryant Lavender) but he is quickly met and stopped by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46) and Myer Krah (#9).


Navy's D.J. Sargenti (#52) and Jordan Drake (#13) combine to stop Jags #7 (Brandon Bridge), as Navy's Cody Peterson (#53) and Parrish Gaines (#2) come in for support.


Jags pass to #1 (ShaVarez Smith) is complete but stopped immediately by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46), DJ Sargenti (#52) and Cody Peterson (#53).


Even through the fog on the field, it was easy to see that the throw to Jags #9 (Corey Besteda) was uncatchable, especially with Navy's Myer Krah (#9) in pass coverage.


Navy's Travis Bridges (#72) and Cody Peterson (#53) combine to take down Jags #7 (Brandon Bridges).


Jags #13 (Wes Saxton) can't make the catch when Navy's Chris Johnson (#46) gets in on the play.


Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2) wraps up Jags #8 (Jay Jones) to stop him at the Navy4.


Navy's Cody Peterson stops Jags #29 (Kendall Houston) with some help from Obi Uzoma (Navy #44) and Travis Bridges (Navy #72).


Co-Captain Cody Peterson (Navy #53), after stopping USA drive at the 4yard line.


Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) goes to work and hands off to Quinton Singleton (#36) for a 3 yard gain.


Navy's DeBrandon Sanders (#21) is caught by Jags #22 (Qudarius Ford) while Casey Bolena (#88) and Demond Brown (#25) work to clear the field.


Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) fires a brilliant pass through the Jags defenders into the waiting hands of DeBrandon Sanders (#21).


Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes behind Bradyn Heap (#62) for another Navy 1st down.


Navy's Co-Captain Matt Aiken (#85) celebrates with Geoffrey Whiteside (#29) after his TD pass.


Navy's Matt Aiken (#85) follows up his TD catch with the catch for a two-point conversion. After both plays, the score is now Navy 35, South Alabama 14 (Clock 07:49 in the 4th quarter).


Co-Captain Matt Aiken (#85), having an amazing Senior Game.


Navy's Aaron Davis (#91) pressures Jags #2 (Ross Metheny) into an incomplete pass.


Navy's William Tuider (#38) catches some serious air - pass by Jags #2 (Ross Metheny) falls incomplete.


Jags #39 (Brandon McKee) gets his punt away just as Navy's Obi Uzoma (#44) and William Tuider (#38) threaten.


The Navy goats seem unaware of all the excitement around them.


Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) sets up *his* final play of the drive, behind center Blaze Ryder (#63).


Navy makes a QB change, bringing in Tago Smith (Navy #18) for the remainder of the game.


Navy's Tago Smith (#18) rushes for 2 yards before being stopped by Jags #38 (Bryson James).


Navy's Quentin Ezell (#32) goes up the middle for a yard before being stopped by Jags #84 (Theo Rich).


Navy's Tago Smith (#18) gets the 1st down with this 12 yard run. Navy's Brantley Horton stands by as needed.


"I believe that we will win"... the mids are ecstatic.


Navy's Nick Sloan (#6) is perfect on the day - his PAT after QB Tago Smith's rushing TD is good! Score: Navy 42, South Alabama 14 (Clock 02:17).


The Superintendent of the Naval Academy, VADM Mike Miller, gets into the action with his own post-TD pushups.


Seniors Justin Haan (#82) and Albrey Felder (#14) see action in the Jags final drive.


Navy playmakers include(L-R) Michael Tuimavave (#55), David Gordeuk (#92) Michael Huf (#43) and Don Pearson (#50) as USA's drive comes to an end.


Co-Captains Matt Aiken (#85) and Cody Peterson (#53) continue to lead by example as their Senior game comes to a close.


Senior, Darius Staten (#20) had a stellar night, rushing for 127 yards on 7 carries.


Kudos and thanks to seniors DJ Sargenti (#52) and Jake Zuzek (#64) on a great year.


All photos by Alison Althouse for GoMids.com.

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