The college football regular season will come to a close on Saturday, with the Army-Navy Game.
The 122nd playing of the game will be played at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and broadcast at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The matchup between service academies brings out strong ties for both from around the country, but there will also be a strong Pittsburgh connection for those watching from the Steel City. Seven local players are on the rosters for Army and Navy, with a couple expected to see significant playing time.
McKeesport alum Carlinos Acie is a senior starting slotback for the Midshipmen. He has 57 carries for 546 yards and two touchdowns on the season and has also caught three passes.
For Army, Pine-Richland alum Ryan Duran III is a senior defensive tackle listed as second-team on the Black Knights’ depth chart. He has six tackles in seven games this season.
WPIAL PLAYERS IN 2021 ARMY-NAVY GAME
25 Carlinos Acie, senior slotback, McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport)
59 Connor McMahon, freshman tackle, Canonsburg, Pa. (Canon-McMillan)
66 Mike Petrof, sophomore defensive tackle, Ligonier, Pa. (Ligonier Valley)
73 Lirion Murtezi, guard, Pittsburgh (North Hills)
ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS
37 Tyler Brennan, sophomore running back, Pittsburgh (North Hills)
80 Ryan Jackovic, junior wide receiver, Sewickley, Pa. (Quaker Valley)
91 Ryan Duran III, senior defensive lineman, Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland)