2017 Salt Bowl to be played on a Saturday

Salt Bowl Logo (courtesy Salt Bowl)

The 2017 Salt Bowl - the big rivalry game between Benton High School and Bryant High School - will be played on Saturday night, September 2 at 7 p.m., the game's organizers announced Wednesday morning. The game will still be played at War Memorial Stadium.

"The committee is excited about this year’s game and the move to Saturday night which will give our friends at War Memorial Stadium time to prepare for Arkansas’ Largest High School Football game following the Arkansas vs. Florida A&M game on Thursday night, and will give our players, coaches and communities the spotlight all to themselves on Saturday night," Salt Bowl Committee Spokesman Shane Broadway said in a statement.

"It will also allow for new activities to coincide with playing the game on Saturday that the committee will announce at a later date."

30,613 fans attended the 2016 Salt Bowl, while 34,086 attended the 2015 game.

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