Junior officers had a chance to be a part of a unique unit tradition Thursday as the current Maneuver Captains Career Course class draws nearer to a close.
The Seminar 1 Slayers defeated the Seminar 8 Blue Dragons 17-7 in the MCCC’s Ultimate Football League Mega Bowl at Blue Field on Main Post.
The MCCC holds a UFL regular season throughout the course and then a postseason tournament in the weeks prior to graduation.
“It brought us closer together,” Blue Dragons team captain Evan Williams said. “We got thrown in with a bunch of captains we didn’t know before, and UFL was a way for us to bond together and get to know each other. “The first game we played we didn’t know what to expect. This is the first time I’ve ever played UFL. It wasn’t anything like I expected. Out of all the sports we played, I think this is the best one we could have played.”
The Mega Bowl started as a back-and-forth competition, but the Slayers took control before halftime and put the game out of reach in the second half.
“It was a great platform for camaraderie and competition,” Slayers coach Alex Triplett said. “We have a great team no one is selfish and everyone wants to win together. We dominated in normal fashion.”
The MCCC also held the Toilet Bowl, a contest between the worst two teams, just before the Mega Bowl.
The loser of the Toilet Bowl is required to keep the Toilet Bowl trophy, a plunger, until the end of the next career course.
After losing the last Toilet Bowl, instructor Joe Black of the Seminar 4 Bald Eagles almost had to keep the plunger for another six months, but the Eagles defeated the Seminar 10 Honey Badgers, 11-2.
“It’s a good feeling to pass off the Toilet Bowl trophy,” Black said. “We kept it in the classroom, and I kept it proud.”