Details for the largest high school football game in Arkansas were released Wednesday morning. Salt Bowl 2019 will begin with a week of festivities on Sunday, August 25th, and will culminate with the big rivalry game between the Benton Panthers and Bryant Hornets on Friday, August 30th. The game will be at 7 p.m., at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
“According to Arkansas Activities Association policy they have to adjust their calendar every six years so that Thanksgiving Week is always the 21st week of their calendar. So this year that puts Zero Week starting on Sunday August 25th. In order to not conflict with first Saturday of college football we have decided to move back to the Friday night of Labor Day weekend for this year and will evaluate future dates going forward,” Shane Broadway, spokesman for the Salt Bowl Committee said today.
This season marks the 45th year that these two rivals have played one another. Since 1974 the rivalry and the tradition of the Salt Bowl continues to grow and we are excited for this years game featuring the defending 7A State Champions and the 6A State Runners-Up. We will be announcing the theme for this year’s game, details on the tailgate party, and our work with several local charities in the near future and look forward to working with all of you again this year.
“We are sincerely grateful for everything all of you have done over the years to make the Salt Bowl the success it is and especially for all of your help, assistance, and patience following last years events,” Broadway stated.
MySaline will update with all the activities as soon as those details are released.