For the first time this season, El Dorado will host a visiting opponent at Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats will welcome Magnolia on Friday for the final non-conference game.
Part of the game’s significance is this is the 75th season of football at Memorial Stadium. According to Randy Ross, Founder of the Union County Sports Hall of Fame, the Wildcats began playing their games at the stadium in 1946, making the move from Foundry Field.
El Dorado coach Steven Jones said the anniversary will be acknowledge during the game.
“This season marks the 75th year of football in Memorial Stadium. So far, throughout my career, I’ve found that Memorial Stadium is one of the most unique environments you can play in. It’s such a great atmosphere,” Jones said. “The stadium has awesome character and history. It’s just a great place to watch a high school football game. It’s one of the older stadiums in the state. To my knowledge, the only stadium older is Quigley Stadium, where Little Rock Central plays their home games. So, yeah, it’s a cool deal.”
El Dorado is 1-1 on the season while Magnolia is 0-3. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.