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Everyone in the state knows about this game, which is known as "The Salt Bowl". This rivalry began in 1974, and has been pretty close throughout the years. Benton holds a 24-12-1 advantage in the series. The rivalry heated up in the early 1980s when Benton's student council spray-painted marshmallows pink and had them dropped from an airplane onto Bryant's fans. This game has since been moved to Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.
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This rivalry dates back to 1965 and has been The Battle of Rogers Avenue. Rogers Avenue is the border line between the two district lines. Northside leads the all-time series by a 27-18-2 count, but Southside has really come alive in the past 35 seasons making the matchups closer and more heated.
These teams have met 113 times, developing a classic rivalry that some would call an old fashioned dog fight. Beggining in 1923, this is longest running rivalry in the state. Some might say that since Springdale has split into two districts, this rivalry does not hold as much emotion as it once did. However, there are not many rivalries in the nation which have run as long as this one. If you ask the fans of either school, they will tell you that "bad blood" is still there. Considering these two teams are in the same conference, this rivalry will continue for years to come.