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A player from the Headquarters and Service Battalion team scores a touchdown during the Best in the West Game at Felix Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 02, 2017. The Best in the West Game consisted of Camp Pendleton’s Headquarters and Service Battalion team and the Combat Center’s 1st Tank Battalion team. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris)

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Combat Center hosts Best in the West Game

2 Dec 2017 | Lance Cpl. Preston L. Morris Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Camp Pendleton’s Headquarters and Service Battalion football team faced off against the Combat Center’s 1st Tank Battalion football team during the “Best in the West” game at Felix Field aboard the Combat Center on Dec. 2, 2017.

Marine Corps Community Services, in partnership with Semper Fit, hosted the event. The game took the two best teams in the Western United States and pitted them against each other for bragging rights as the “Best in the West”.

Pendleton’s H&S team were first to put points on the scoreboard, but 1st Tanks quickly returned with a touchdown. By the end of the first quarter however, H&S was up 28-7.

“Regardless of who wins or loses, they’re all out here to have a good time and play football,” said Victoria Myler, a member of the Combat Center community. “That’s why I come out and watch, I’m here to show my support, win or lose.”

The game ended with H&S taking the win, 66-7.

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