Message from the Executive Director

Classic Magic is Back! Welcome to the 2021 Fountain City Classic!

This annual gridiron clash between Albany State University and Fort Valley State University is one of the most highly anticipated games of the season. On and off the field, the spirit of black excellence, excitement, and friendly rivalry pervade this esteemed Classic.

I am thrilled that we can once again gather in celebration and support these two phenomenal educational institutions, their students, and alumni. Please know that we are doing our very best to follow the appropriate Department of Health and CDC guidelines. Thank you for your support and cooperation as our committee has worked tirelessly to ensure your safety.

I would also like to extend warm greetings on behalf of our esteemed Chairman, Representative Calvin Smyre, our cherished Co-Chairs, Jean Lynn and Saundra Ellison, the Fountain City Classic Host Committee, President Paul Jones (FVSU), President Marion Fedrick (ASU), faculties, coaching staffs, teams, and loyal fans of both institutions. I also express my sincere appreciation to all of our corporate sponsors for their sustained support and commitment to the Fountain City Classic and to both universities in our joint mission of educating the nation’s future leaders.

Again, welcome back to the 31st Annual Fountain City Classic. Enjoy the game and festivities!


Robbie Branscomb
FCC, Executive Director