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Eureka College Ready For History-Making Game

Red Devils Unveil New Stadium Saturday

EUREKA, Ill. - Eureka College has been playing football for 127 years but Saturday will be a first.

"To consider that I left Washington right before they go their turf, and now it's my senior year at Eureka and I get to play on turf my last year here," said senior Chris Friend. "It's a pretty amazing feeling."

Eureka will play its season opener on turf and under the lights at the newly-renovated McKinzie Field Saturday.

"The new field is going to give us a different spark," said senior Ray Vogel. "It's going to help us out and be a different atmosphere for all of us. It's going to give us more excitement for what we want to do."

Eureka hosts Knox at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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