Leader Blues

Friday, August 21, 2009

SPORTS >> Panthers, Devils meet, greet press, begin rivalry week

By KELLY FENTON
Leader sports editor

A lot is riding on the Sept. 1 Backyard Brawl between Jacksonville and Cabot at Panther Stadium.

It’s the season opener for both teams. The “traveling trophy” is up for grabs. And it’s the inaugural live Fearless Friday high school television broadcast.

Coaches, players, cheerleaders and the Jacksonville and Cabot mayors will be on hand on Monday at the Rockwood branch of First Arkansas Bank and Trust in Cabot for a press conference kicking off the annual rivalry game.

The event begins at 10 a.m. while the press conference starts at 11 a.m. There will also be outdoor grilling and live radio remotes.

This will be the second year in which the traveling trophy will be awarded to the winning team. Last year, Cabot visited Jan Crow Stadium in Jacksonville and waltzed off with a 41-15 victory.

For more information contact (501) 258-7041.