Site: Memorial Stadium. Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Note: This game was originally report as being played at Bolden Stadium.
Eau Claire notes: The Shamrocks took a 16-6 hit last week vs. AS.C. Flora to drop to 1-1 … After putting up big offensive numbers in a season-opening win over C.A. Johnson, EC managed just one touchdowns and 190 yards vs. the Falcons … Xavier Murray had 66 yards rushing, and receiver Thomas Gillie had five catches for 93 yards and one score. Murray has 224 yards rushing and three TDs on 25 carries to date. Gillie has eight receptions for 176 yards and two scores … On defense, Tracey Houston has 11 tackles and one sack.
Dreher notes: The Blue Devils (0-2) suffered their ninth straight setback last week, falling 21-6 to Columbia … The Dreher defense has played well thus far, but has had little support from the offense. The Blue Devils are allowing an average of just 187 yards this season, but the offense has scored just nine points … Jabril Williams and Farrington Hugenin are the defensive leaders. Williams has 23 tackles and three sacks, while Hugenin has 17 tackles and two sacks … The lone offensive player with stats of note is running back Sheldon Van Dyke, who has 127 yards rushing and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Series history: The Shamrocks snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Blue Devils with a 21-20 win last season and beat Dreher for the first time under coach Bill Bacon. This week’s meeting will be the first non-region confrontation of the teams since 1987. The Blue Devils lead the series 14-9.