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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Rep. Lawson and Rep. Richmond Place Wager on FAMU-Southern Football Game

September 20, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) have placed a friendly wager on Saturday’s highly anticipated football game between the Florida A&M University Rattlers and the Southern University Jaguars. This will be the first matchup between the two teams since 2012. 

The winner of the wager will receive a supply of local delicacies from their opponent’s home region.  Rep. Lawson has wagered Apalachicola oysters and Gadsden County tomatoes from his home state, while Rep. Richmond has put Louisiana’s famous crawfish and beignets on the table.

“While I am confident I will be celebrating a FAMU victory with some delicious crawfish and beignets, I applaud these two well-respected and highly successful athletic programs on their ability to represent their students and schools with pride,” Rep. Lawson said. “Coach Simmons has a strong team this season, and I am looking forward to watching my Rattlers secure another win this Saturday.”

The last meeting between the Rattlers and the Jaguars on the schools’ respective campuses occurred in 2008. The two universities began their football rivalry in 1941, with FAMU now leading in victories, 33-26-1. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.

 

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FAMU and Southern University football helmets