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Cape Fear Classic brings out Port City football fans

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- Legion Stadium played host to the Cape Fear Classic football game Saturday.

The game pitted the Shaw Bears against the UNC Pembroke Braves.  Fans from both schools were on-hand to cheer for their respective teams. 

Some football lovers are hoping it's not the last college game to be played in the Port City.

Dereese McDowell, a player for the Wilmington Tigers football team, was on-hand to take in the action.

"It's definitely exciting.  The fans are live.  The bands are incredible," said McDowell.  "I want to run up and down the field myself."

Ashley Pryer, a UNC Pembroke alum, traveled with her friends to cheer on her team.

"We have season tickets so why not come down to Wilmington and show our pride for them," said Pryer.  "Wilmington's a great place to come to, and it makes it even that much better if Pembroke is coming down to play."

Milton Redd, a local Shaw fan, hopes more college football games will be played in the area.

"A good college game is something we don't have here in Wilmington and it looks like we got a big crowd.  It looks like I wasn't the only one looking forward to this," said Redd.

UNC-Pembroke won the contest 41 to 20.

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