Archive - Jan 14, 2013 - Sports Article
SHERIDAN â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers are starting to get used to winning in the 7A/6A South conference. After going 13-1 last season for the conference championship, losing their last conference game to El Dorado by one point, Benton has now started 3-0 in conference this season after a 38-24 victory against the Lady Yellowjackets in Sheridan on Friday. Just as defense won the them the conference last season, defense is doing it again this year.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets picked up their first 7A/6A South conference win of the season with a 61-14 drubbing of the JA Fair Lady War Eagles on Friday night in Little Rock. Ten different Lady Hornets scored in the game as Bryant used a 29-0 run between the first and second quarters to propel it to the rout.
â€śI thought we were able to get out early,â€ť Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. â€śWe got some transition baskets, got a little confidence and I thought we played well. This was a good win for us coming off a tough one Tuesday. Itâ€™s good to get back on the winning track.â€ť
This year like many years in the past, I made the trip down to War Memorial to see the Salt Bowl between the Benton Panthers and the Bryant Hornets. Again this year over 20,000 people gathered to see this high school football game. Many doubted the crowd would be that big this year since the game was moved to the fourth week of the football season, but the naysayers were wrong. The Saline County shootoutÂ drew another huge crowd. That is what I call having a passion for football.