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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Battle of the MLGs; Pendleton victorious

By Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | December 11, 2012

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Players perform a back-peddle agility exercise during pregame warm-ups at the 2012 Best of the West Football Championship. Bragging rights went to Camp Pendleton's Marine Logistics Group football team after defeating 29 Palms' MLG team by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, Pendleton's MLG team, known as 'the Beast', claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

Players perform a back-peddle agility exercise during pregame warm-ups at the 2012 Best of the West Football Championship. Bragging rights went to Camp Pendleton's Marine Logistics Group football team after defeating 29 Palms' MLG team by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, Pendleton's MLG team, known as 'the Beast', claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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Players with 29 Palms' Marine Logistics Group football team stand by their helmets during warm-ups prior to kickoff of the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Camp Pendleton's MLG football team after defeating 29 Palms by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

Players with 29 Palms' Marine Logistics Group football team stand by their helmets during warm-ups prior to kickoff of the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Camp Pendleton's MLG football team after defeating 29 Palms by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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Thaddaeus Haney, a running back for Camp Pendleton’s Marine Logistics football team, goes airborne as he is low-tackled during the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Pendleton's MLG football team, known as 'the Beast', after defeating 29 Palms MLG by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

Thaddaeus Haney, a running back for Camp Pendleton’s Marine Logistics football team, goes airborne as he is low-tackled during the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Pendleton's MLG football team, known as 'the Beast', after defeating 29 Palms MLG by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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Camp Pendleton’s Marine Logistics Group football team prepares to snap the ball as 29 Palms' MLG team eagerly awaits the chance to shut down the play during the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Pendleton's MLG team, known as 'the Beast', after defeating 29 Palms' MLG by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

Camp Pendleton’s Marine Logistics Group football team prepares to snap the ball as 29 Palms' MLG team eagerly awaits the chance to shut down the play during the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Pendleton's MLG team, known as 'the Beast', after defeating 29 Palms' MLG by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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An unofficial mascot for the 29 Palms' Marine Logistics Group football team and players observe the 2012 Best of the West Football Championship Game from the sidelines. Bragging rights went to Camp Pendleton's MLG team after defeating 29 Palms' MLG team by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

An unofficial mascot for the 29 Palms' Marine Logistics Group football team and players observe the 2012 Best of the West Football Championship Game from the sidelines. Bragging rights went to Camp Pendleton's MLG team after defeating 29 Palms' MLG team by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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The 2012 Most Valuable Player award is displayed aside the 1st place championship trophy. Following the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game, Matthew Petree, the quarterback for Camp Pendleton's Marine Logistics Group footbal team, received the MVP award for his contributions that helped Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', defeat 29 Palms' MLG team by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

The 2012 Most Valuable Player award is displayed aside the 1st place championship trophy. Following the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game, Matthew Petree, the quarterback for Camp Pendleton's Marine Logistics Group footbal team, received the MVP award for his contributions that helped Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', defeat 29 Palms' MLG team by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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Melvin Sisk, a defensive back for 29 Palms' Marine Logistics Group football team, attempts to tackle Thaddaeus Haney, a running back for Camp Pendleton’s MLG football team, during the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', after defeating 29 Palms by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

Melvin Sisk, a defensive back for 29 Palms' Marine Logistics Group football team, attempts to tackle Thaddaeus Haney, a running back for Camp Pendleton’s MLG football team, during the 2012 Best of the West Championship Football Game. Bragging rights went to Pendleton's team, known as 'the Beast', after defeating 29 Palms by a score of 28 - 0 here Dec. 8. With the win, the Beast claimed the Western Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions)


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Camp Pendleton -- Best of the West bragging rights went to “The Beast,” a Camp Pendleton-based football team from 1st Marine Logistics Group, after a 28-0 shutout here Dec. 8 over another 1st MLG team from Twentynine Palms, Calif.

With the win, Pendleton's MLG team claimed the Western-Division All-Star Football Title for the third time in four years.

Both teams showed a lackluster first-quarter offense; however, the Beast came alive in the second quarter during a drive that ended with quarterback Matthew Petree connecting with wide receiver Jay Winters in the end zone.

Twentynine Palms’ defense had no answer to the Beast’s continuous marching up field and Petree’s most-valuable-player performance.

"We realized that I could run against them because their defense was opening up in the middle. When they adjusted to that, we were able to resort back to the pass game," said Petree.

Despite failing to convert on two point-after-touchdown kicks, the Beast offense won by completing four touchdown passes, while on the defensive side of the ball, they capitalized on a botched snap and scored a two-point safety.

Petree cited a group desire to win, having a positive mental attitude and a strong work ethic to the team’s undefeated record in the Western Division, and he credited Beast head coach Marvin Hill's motto of pride, heart and dedication to inspiring the team to victory.

"He's a great coach. He understands every facet of the game," said Petree. "Most importantly, he coaches at our level and to our strengths."

"We came out in the middle of May and started working hard for this game," said Hill. "Every team starts out expecting to win that championship. We were just the team that had it end the way we wanted it to.”

Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, commanding general of the logistic units here and throughout the Western region, said during the games leading up to the Best of the West Championship title game, that every team that stepped onto the football field had put forth an admirable amount of effort toward representing their respective units to the highest standard possible.

"The most important thing that we pull out of this is the spirit of competition," said Broadmeadow. "Marines are competitive by nature. For me to see them take what they've learned as Marines and put it to use on an athletic stage is terrific."


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