Hornets host perennial powerhouses in preseason scrimmage tonight
In 2012, the Bryant Hornets opened up the season with a 21-3 loss, abbreviated by lightning, at home to the rival Conway Wampus Cats. Hornets head coach Paul Calley traced a direct link back from that game to the team’s pre-season scrimmage against a Little Rock Hall team that had fewer than 30 players dressed out and was on its way to a winless season.
As defensive coordinator Steve Griffith said after the Conway loss, “Our scrimmage did not give us any information to help us improve.”
So Calley was determined to upgrade. He wound up going to the opposite end of the spectrum, in fact. Tonight his team will compete in a scrimmage against the defending Class 7A State champion Fayetteville Bulldogs and the defending Class 5A State champion Pulaski Academy Bruins at Bryant Stadium. The scrimmage starts at 6 p.m., with the Hornets and the Bulldogs squaring off. At 6:50, Fayetteville will scrimmage against PA. Bryant will return to take on the Bruins at 7:40 to finish up the scrimmage.