Fountain City Classic kicks off this weekend

Fountain City Classic kickoff

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It's a big week for football in Columbus!

Arch rivals Albany State and Fort Valley State square off in their traditional regular season finale for the 25th annual Fountain City Classic. Both teams have large contingents from this area, and they're looking to make the most of their chance to play a game back in the hometown.

"As always, this game is important to not only myself but my teammates as a rivalry game," Albany State safety Cedric Ashe said. "It's always good to be back at home playing in front of a home crowd and familiar faces."

"It's my last game as a Wildcat, and it's a privilege to be able to play it at A.J. McClung Stadium," added Ft. Valley State linebacker LeRon Furr. "I thought my last game back in high school was going to be my last game there, and I lost. I didn't like that feeling, and I don't want to feel it again."

Kickoff is this Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern at McClung Memorial Stadium.

Tailgaters can begin setting up on Saturday at 7 a.m. For more information check out the Fountain Classic City website by clicking here

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