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story.lead_photo.caption FILE — Bryant Andrew Hayes (2) dives for a touchdown during the Salt Bowl at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Aug. 25, 2018.

Officials have set the date for this year's Salt Bowl between the Benton and Bryant football teams.

Billed as “Arkansas’ Largest High School Football Game,” the Salt Bowl is held each year in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium and pits the Benton Panthers against the Bryant Hornets. This year, the game will kick off at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30, according to a tweet by Shane Broadway, spokesman for the bowl.

Broadway said officials scheduled the game on a Friday so as to avoid a conflict with the first Saturday of college football and “will evaluate future dates going forward.”

Last year, the Salt Bowl ended early after a fight broke out, setting off a panic that drove fans from the stands.

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Archived Comments

  • MaxCady
    April 17, 2019 at 11:55 a.m.

    NO tasers or loud noised allowed.

  • GeneralMac
    April 17, 2019 at 11:59 a.m.

    Will Smokey Bear be in charge of security ?

  • GeneralMac
    April 17, 2019 at 12:01 p.m.

    Will Smokey Bear post a 99 cents sign that guns aren't allowed but fail to enforce that 99 cent demand by actually checking fans entering War Memorial Stadium?

  • WhoDat
    April 17, 2019 at 12:52 p.m.

    No clapping or other loud noises will be allowed.

  • RBear
    April 17, 2019 at 5:50 p.m.

    I see the idiot fake general posting more ignorant comments on this. No real knowledge of the situation OR of how to manage large events, but he can sure critique it, showing his stupidity.

  • mozarky2
    April 17, 2019 at 10:30 p.m.

    idiot, fake, ignorant, stupidity...certainly glad I'm not your IP, RB!
    Seek. Help. Soon.

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