McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and Murphy High School are huge rivals in the city of Mobile and this year was the 85th meeting of the rivalry. It is part of the Great American Rivalry Series.
It is tradition for the winner of the football game each year to paint the cannon, located at the loop in midtown, their school colors. This year McGill (my alma mater) won the game 43-0!!!
McGill is coming off of a 7A AHSAA state championship in football and hopes to continue that streak of dominance into this season. 7A is the highest classification in the AHSAA.
This is a picture that my sister, who is a senior at McGill, sent me of the cannon painted the way it should be – orange!
IT’S GREAT TO BE A YELLOW JACKET!