LITTLE ROCK —Vilonia has been designated as the home team for its segment of the First Security Kickoff Classic and the school will be one of the locations for advance tickets.
The Eagles open the season Tuesday night at War Memorial Stadium against Sylvan Hills at 5 p.m. in the first game of a doubleheader that is coordinated by 103.7 FM The Buzz and ArkansasSports360.com.
Tickets are $7 each. The school will be able to keep 100 percent of the revenue from advance tickets that are purchased in Vilonia. Tickets are available at the high school.
"We're talking about five sophomore starters; we're very young this year, but we've got some good seniors," said Vilonia coach Jim Stanley during a news conference to support the Classic. "We're excited but we're very young. Last year we had a lot of seniors, but this year it will be a young group."
"We're a very young football team but this time last year we played with a lot of guys who haven't played before," said Sylvan Hills coach Jim Withrow, whose team lost to the Eagles, 41-7, in the game last season. "I think in time we'll be fine."