Stec Makes Good On Army-Navy Football Bet

January 14, 2019
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Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) today made good on his bet with Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor) stemming from the historic Army-Navy Football game that took place on December 8, 2018. Stec, a Navy veteran, who has the privilege of representing Whitehall, the birthplace of the U. S. Navy, was pulling for the Midshipmen, while Schmitt, a member of the Army National Guard who represents West Point in the State Assembly, put his hopes on the Black Knights. Army ultimately was victorious, winning 17-10.

Making good on his promise Stec presented Schmitt with cider donuts from Hicks Orchard in Granville, a growler from Davidson Brothers in Glens Falls and a pie from the famous Noomark Diner in Keene Valley, all products of the 114th Assembly District while wearing an Army hat.

“Although it pains me to do so today I presented Schmitt with the spoils of his victory,” said Stec. “Navy fought till the bitter end but Army eventually pulled away to earn a hard-fought victory. I would have preferred to see Navy victorious, but sometimes things don’t work out as you hope. In all seriousness, this was a fun wager on one of the most famous and historic rivalries in sports, and my favorite football game of the year. I am so thankful for the Army-Navy rivalry game and all the brave men and women serving in all branches of the military, thank you for your service and all you do.”

“I’m so excited West Point came through with the win to make it a three-peat against the Naval Academy,” said Schmitt. “I rarely make bets, so it’s all the more satisfying that I’ll get to enjoy cider donuts, a growler and a pie from my friend and Navy colleague Assemblyman Stec. This wager was a lot of fun and it was a great honor to represent the Army, but above all I’m thankful for our men and women in uniform who serve in all branches of the military. Without their bravery and willingness to serve our country, we wouldn’t enjoy football or any of the freedoms we’ve become so accustomed to.”