Iron Bowl: both Auburn and Alabama fans cheer on their teams

Auburn fans jubilant about victory

Posted: Nov 25, 2017 10:33 PM
Updated: Nov 25, 2017 10:33 PM

Up in their feel, down on the Plains. Nothing short of jubilation for auburn fans tonight.

The number six team beat number one Alabama.

The final score: 26 to 14.


WAAY 31 was in the middle of one Iron Bowl watch party in Huntsville.

Even with Auburn win tonight, both Auburn and Alabama fans were adamantly showing their support.

One side yelled, “WARRRR EAGLE!”

The other: “ROLL TIDE!”

Saturday night was more than eventful for football fans watching Iron Bowl 2017 at Furniture Factory, a local bar.

"I love the competition between the two teams,” John Belleville told WAAY 31. “It’s a great rivalry."

It was a place for fans and friends.

"I want to be with my friends," Jap told us.

The game was a stunner. Auburn took the win from the number one ranked Alabama. The last time the Tigers beat the Crimson Tide was all the way back in 2013.

So, this was a big win. It means the world for the War Eagles.

Auburn fans John and Mona Belleville's family cheers for the Tigers season after season. After moving here in 1997, it started. People wasted no time asking, “Which team is yours ... Alabama or auburn?”.

"I said I don't know, give me a chance to pick -- so a few months later I picked Auburn because Auburn fans were nicer, Alabama fans took it waaayyy too seriously," Mona said.

Even though Alabama lost this Iron Bowl, that doesn't change the way Bama fans feel, especially Jap. He has several 'Roll Tide' tattoos, all in different languages.

Win or lose, he defends his Alabama pride. “Cause I grew up in Alabama and why wouldn't I be?"

Auburn will face off against the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday December 2nd.

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