The much-anticipated renewal of the county’s oldest football rivalry did not disappoint. McIntosh played host for their foes up the road, the Fayette County Tigers, as they battled in the newly-christened “Fight For 54.” The Chiefs held on for a thrilling 34-28 victory last week, claiming the new traveling rivalry trophy they will hold until the 2022 edition.
In the graphic above, at left, the Tigers (black helmets) lined up against the Chiefs in the annual renewal of the county’s oldest sports rivalry. At center, McIntosh head football coach Lee Belknap and the Chiefs celebrate their thrilling 34-28 win over the Tigers. At right, McIntosh High Principal Maggie Walls and Fayette County High Principal Yolanda Briggs-Johnson unveil the new “Fight For 54” trophy for their schools’ football rivalry game. Photos/Chris Dunn, public information specialist, Fayette County School System.