ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hornets up to task early on
Per The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Through its first two games, Bryant hasn't had a state-championship hangover.
The Hornets posted victories against Class 6A state runner-up and Saline County rival Benton in the Salt Bowl, 42-14, on Aug. 30, and Class 7A state semifinalist Bentonville West 38-0 last Friday.
Bryant Coach Buck James is pleased with how the Hornets have looked in nonconference play so far.
"We've played hard. We've played well," James said. "I think we've played as well in the first two games as any of the teams I've coached.
"They've been smart about what they're supposed to do. These guys have done one heck of a job getting ready to play.
"In the offseason and leading up to their first game, James told the Hornets that they'll have a target on their back since they're the defending Class 7A state champions.
So far, the Hornets have responded well to their coach's message.
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