LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Wednesday, the Salt Bowl Committee announced the date of the 2017 Salt Bowl game between the Bryant Hornets and Benton Panthers.

This year, the game will be played on Saturday, September 2 at 7 p.m. 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. It will also allow for new activities to coincide with playing the game on Saturday that the committee will announce at a later date,” Shane Broadway, spokesman for the Salt Bowl Committee said.

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