LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Friday night will be the first time that the Bryant Hornets and Bentonville Tigers will play each other for the 7A state championship.
The Hornets are hoping to win their fifth consecutive title. While Bentonville will hope to win their first since 2014.
"We have a lot to lose. We've been winning, people expect us to win and when we lose, people are going to throw a party and say we beat Bryant and we don't want that to happen at all," Bryant defensive lineman Tyler Mosley said.
The Tigers have an explosive offense with size. The Tigers also have three offensive linemen that are at least 6'2 and weigh over 300 pounds. That includes Arkansas Razorbacks commit Joey Su'a.
It'll be a challenge for the Bryant defensive line that only has one player over 6'2 in SEC recruit TJ Lindsey, and no players over 300 pounds.
"They're a big strong physical football team. They're very well-coached. They play hard. They have a talented offensive line. They have a good running back, quarterback, and receivers. They swarm on defense. It's a big challenge for our football team," Bryant head coach Buck James said.
Will the Hornets continue to buzz? We'll find out on Friday night. Bryant and Bentonville will play for the 7A title on Friday night at 6:30 at War Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcasted on Arkansas PBS.