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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

More than just a football game, the Fountain City Classic is a gathering of proud graduates from two historically black institutions, a celebration of fierce rivalry, and a chance to see old friends.

That's how the game chairman and state representative Calvin Smyre put it in his address to the fans, and he's leading Friday night's reception at the Columbus Trade Center.

If you haven't already reserved your space to tailgate outside A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium tomorrow, you are way behind.

Our cameras were in the parking lot early this morning to catch people who were waiting in line since well before the sun came up, and the game doesn't start until tomorrow afternoon. 

That should give you an idea of how excited these fans are to see this matchup between the Fort Valley State Wildcats and the Albany State Golden Rams.

"It so happens that every year, no matter what the record is, this is almost like Georgia vs. Florida, but they're only a few miles apart," said Rep. Smyre. "It's very festive.  Like I say, we call it the calm before the storm.  It's the showdown before the sundown."

The chairman's invitation-only reception begins at the Trade Center at 7 p.m., where the homecoming courts will be officially introduced.  There will be no parade this year.

READ ALSO: Thousands of Fountain City Classic tailgaters now arriving in Columbus 

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