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« on: December 02, 2019, 03:57:58 pm »

War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock
Friday, December 6, 7 p.m.


Head coach: Buck James
(172-51 overall in 18 years, 42-8 in 4 years at Bryant)
Playoff appearances: 21
Playoff record: 14-19
State championships: (1) 2018
State championship games: (2nd)
2018 defeated North Little Rock, 27-7
FEARLESS FACTS: James is in his fourth year as head coach at Bryant and has also been the head coach at Camden Fairview and Star City. … James was inducted into the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2015. … James guided Bryant to its first state football title last year. … Last year’s championship marked the third for James, who also won a state title at Camden Fairview in 2012 as head coach and before that in 1981 as a player for now-defunct Jefferson Prep in Pine Bluff. … Bryant is undefeated with 10 wins via the Arkansas Activities Association’s Sportsmanship Rule, which dictates a continuously running clock once a team reaches a 35-point lead in the second half. … Bryant is ranked No. 47 nationally by High School Football America. … Bryant is averaging 444 yards and 45 points per game. … The Hornets’ average lead at halftime this season is 32-5. … Austin Ledbetter has thrown for 3,137 and 40 touchdowns, including six touchdowns in a game once and five on two occasions.

Head coach: Jamie Mitchell
(215-72 overall in 23 years, 52-11 in 5 years at North Little Rock)
Playoff appearances: 28
Playoff record: 22-26
State championships: (5) 2017, 1972, 1970, 1966, 1965
State championship games: (4th)
2018 lost to Bryant, 27-7
2017 defeated Bentonville, 44-37
2016 lost to Fayetteville, 53-19
FEARLESS FACTS: Mitchell is in his fifth year at North Little Rock and is in his fourth straight championship game as head of the Charging Wildcats. … North Little Rock is playing Bryant for the state championship for the second straight year with Bryant winning last year. … This marks the second straight season for an all-Central conference final. … North Little Rock won state championships as winners of the big-school conference, which did not have playoffs, in 1972 and 1970 as North Little Rock Ole Main and in 1965 as North Little Rock. … The 1966 state title was at the No. 1 team in the final Associated Press statewide poll after sharing the big-school conference regular-season crown with Little Rock Hall and Fort Smith Northside. … North Little Rock, originally known as Argenta High School until 1930, split into Ole Main and Northeast in 1970, and then reunited as one school in 1990. … North Little Rock won at Bentonville last week in the semifinals, improving to 11-15 against teams from the 7A-West since 1990. … North Little Rock began the season ranked No. 1 in the Arkansas Sports Media poll, just one single point ahead of Bryant in the voting.

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