Archive - Nov 23, 2011
Every high school basketball and football team has a rival. Every team has the school that they absolutely dislike because â€śhateâ€ť is too harsh. But, one thing most schools do not have is a rival that is less than 10 miles away. This can only be said about Benton and Bryant.
Year in and year out, both schools bring huge crowds during the basketball and football seasons. Known for the famous â€śSalt Bowlâ€ť at War Memorial Stadium to open the football season every year, both schools have been known to get pretty heated, both on the court and in the stands.
Charles Thomas Long, 77, of Houston died Sunday, Nov. 20, at Riverview Manor in Morrilton. He was born March 6, 1934, in Paron.
Charles was retired from the Little Rock School District. He was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Lorine Hendrix Long.