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Playoff berth on the line in Fountain City Classic

October 30, 2007

 Columbus - Saturday's Fountain City Classic will not decide the Southern Intercollegiate Athaltic Conference Champion but there is still plenty for rivals Albany State and Fort Valley State to battle for in Columbus.

The head coaches for both teams were in Columbus Tuesday to talk about the 18th Fountain City Classic.

There really doesn't need to be a lot said about this year's game because both sides know a trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs likely goes to the winner on Saturday afternoon.

Both the teams have a lot in common in that their two losses have both come at the hands of Valdosta State and Tuskegee.

Albany State head coach Mike White said "Both teams are playing well. It should be exciting. I don't think we need a whole lot of gas to put on this fire. these are two big rivals. So, it should be a great football game."

Fort Valley State head caoch Deondri Clark said "We have had a drought for a couple of years in not beating them. This game also has playoff implications for the conference. It is growing as we speak."

Albany State has won five straight from Fort Valley State.

The Golden Rams hope to make it six Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Columbus' McClung Stadium.

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