High School Sports

Bacon Bowl X

Site: Memorial Stadium. Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

A.C. Flora notes: The Falcons rode the leg of Grant Clayton to a dramatic 9-7 win over Brookland-Cayce. Clayton accounted for all the ACF points with three field goals, including a decisive 50-yarder as time expired … Flora has won two in a row getting off to a 0-2 start. The Falcons defense has surrendered just 13 points in the past two games.

Dreher notes: The Blue Devils picked up their first win of the season last week, defeating Eau Claire 34-14. In the process, Dreher brought an end to a nine-game losing streak … Sheldon Van Dyke had a big night for the Blue Devils – running for 115 yards on 22 carries on offense, while sharing the team tackles lead with 13 with teammate Jabril Willians … Senior quarterback Jacob Gindman wad good on 6 of 7 passes for 59 yards, including a scoring strike Chad Jasper. Leonard Kennedy was good in the red zone with two short scoring runs … Punter Kurt Stoudenmire averaged 47 yards on three kicks.

Series history: Bacon Bowl X is here. Bill Bacon and Dreher have beaten Robin Bacon and A.C. Flora seven times in nine tries since the brothers first met as rivals and rookie head coaches in 1999. Flora was a 22-21 winner last year. The series has been anything but a model of competitive consistency through the years. The Falcons dominated early in the modern era, winning 12 in a row (1971-83). The Blue Devils have ruled of late and won 13 straight at one point (1990-2002). Dreher has a 20-16 edge on the Falcons since 1970.

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