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Guardians go 'On Duty' at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- While the Army-Navy game went on in Philadelphia, the New York Guardians took a different approach to minicamp by inviting fans to their practice at the Army facility in West Point, N.Y. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

This gave Guardians season ticket holders a first-hand look at the new XFL squad. 

"I'm very excited to be here and I'm excited about the Guardians. I'm looking forward to a great season," said Mike Padilla of Butler, N.J.

Meanwhile, the players shared in the excitement. 

"It's an historic place," said defensive tackle Cavon Walker. "You see 'Duty, Honor, Country' and the American flags so its cool to be here. 

The fans watched the players warm up and then got to interact with the players after practice. In fact, many of the defensive lineman came over to shake hands and take pics with fans. 

In fact, defensive tackle Joey Mbu yelled to the fans, "We appreciate all of you!"

The players also signed autographs. 

"I just loved seeing the players and how well everything was organized," added Rene Vititiano of Nutley, N.J.,  "Everyone is getting together today and having a great time." 

"It's exciting to see the fans and knowing that we have support from people in the area," said defensive back Andrew Soroh