The Salt Bowl Committee is pleased to officially announce the date and time for the largest high school game in all of Arkansas---Salt Bowl 2018!!! The Benton Panthers and Bryant Hornets will once again open the 2018 season with the Salt Bowl on Saturday, August 25, at 7 p.m., at War Memorial Stadium. Under a new provision adopted by the Arkansas Activities Association, this year high school teams are allowed to begin play the week of August 20th, often referred to as" Zero Week". This year's game will again be on Saturday night but will not conflict with the opening weekend of college football or Labor Day weekend.
"The Salt Bowl Committee is very excited to announce the date of Salt Bowl 2018. We have long wanted to have the game on a Saturday night that did not conflict with the start of the college football season or a holiday weekend, so playing on the Saturday night of Zero Week gives our two great communities a stage they have never had before to kick off what we expect to be a great season for both schools," Shane Broadway, Salt Bowl Committee spokesman said. "The last two Salt Bowl games have come down to the last play of the game, and with both teams returning several key players and adding new personnel, these two long-time rivals are poised to put themselves in a position to start and end their seasons at War Memorial Stadium."
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.