The alumni association of Vigor's biggest rival got together and put the rivalry aside to show some Prichard pride tonight to cheer, for Vigor.

It's something you don't see often and you probably shouldn't get used to it.

"We have a battle of Prichard out here between Blount and Vigor but when they're playing somewhere else we try to support them," said Blount alum Nathaniel Randls.

It's not the easiest for the long time rivals to say "Go Wolfpack" but it's never a strain on them to support other members of their community. They say the rivalry is all for fun and games on the football field but their sense of community is strong as ever in Prichard.

"We want to make sure that we are supportive of them because they support us when we are not playing with each other," said Flette Tandy, president of Blount High School National Alumni Association.

That rivalry has been dubbed "The Battle of Prichard" Blount versus Vigor. While the Leopards are rooting for them tonight, they'll never forget who runs the city, at least in their opinion.

"We're always better even though we lost," she said.

The comradery was reciprocated today with the cheerleaders. According to a Facebook post, both teams went to breakfast together this morning.

Several bus loads of Vigor and Blount fans are at the championship game but there are a few die hard fans we found here in Mobile.

"Man I'm excited and just so proud of the guys and proud for our city and just hopeful that we pull out the championship," said Vigor alum Carletta Davis, Class of '92.

Davis says beyond the rivalry this city is still a family. Watching the game has her nervous but either way she's proud of this team.

"We do have a lot of heart and spirit in our community and we're proud of our community so we're super proud of the guys and for Vigor."

It was a heartbreaking loss for Vigor, but either way their city is proud of them.

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Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

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