The 89th Military Police Brigade were named the Fort Hood intramural kickball champions when they defeated 3rd Air Support Operation Group in a thrilling double header Aug. 25.

In order for 89th MP Bde. to win the championship they had to win three games. They defeated team “The Ocho” to qualify to play against 3rd ASOG. They then had to defeat 3rd ASOG twice in order to take home the trophy.

“The feeling of being post champions is indescribable, especially considering the odds that we overcame in winning two games back-to-back against a team as talented and skillful as 3rd ASOG,” 89th MP team captain Maj. Adam Herring, said. “Despite falling behind in our first game, we had confidence in ourselves from a victory against them the week prior, as well as the come from behind victory we had against The Ocho just before that game. Winning the championship was truly a testament to the resiliency and selflessness of the Griffin Team.”  

Herring and his peers participated in the sport because kickball is a great teamwork sport, and they knew they would do well.

“The members of our team wanted to participate in kickball to build unit cohesion and show the Fort Hood community how great of an organization that we have,” he said.

He admitted the most challenging thing for his unit had nothing to do with the sport at all.

“The most challenging aspect of kickball is honestly getting everyone to the game on time,” he explained. “We are a very busy unit and being that we are a headquarters unit, all of our sections have different missions, which can make coordinating team sports difficult.”

He enjoyed watching his peers succeed and gain more leadership skills.

“The most enjoyable part of kickball is contributing to the success of the team and watching the young Soldiers on the team be leaders,” he said.

He said one of the biggest elements of being successful in kickball is communication and that is a good skill to always work on as a Soldier.

“Kickball forces us to talk to each other and be on the same page with what play needs to be made and by default that enforces teamwork,” he said.

The 89th MP Bde. is currently in the lead for the commanders cup with 165 points, followed by 48th Chemical Bde. with 150 points.

For more information on how to get involved in intramurals and what sports are coming up next visit the Fort Hood Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation website at https://hood.armymwr.com/programs/intramural-sports.