There’s a new coach for all four Saline County teams this year – Benton, Bryant, Bauxite and Harmony Grove. Benton and Bryant have had the rivalry game for years called the Salt Bowl. Now two former Bryant coaches will face each other on September 1st, as Paul Calley leads the Harmony Grove Cardinals to host Daryl Patton and his Bauxite Miners. The game is now called the “Saline County Showdown.”
For more on the coaches’ friendship and true rivalry game, even between the coaches, there’s a great interview article by Jillian McGehee in Saline County Lifestyles.
T-shirts are $15 and tickets are $5 for the Saline River Showdown. They are on sale at the high schools. Shirts will also be sold at the Junior High game on August 30th.