It’s that time of the year again when the town of White Hall becomes the battleground for one of the most intense football rivalries in the state. On August 25, 2023, the highly anticipated clash between the Sheridan Yellowjackets and the White Hall Bulldogs will take place at the iconic Bulldog Stadium. This game, aptly named the HWY 270 Battle, promises to be a thrilling spectacle, marking the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series. 

Last season’s showdown between these two teams left fans on the edge of their seats as White Hall narrowly escaped with a 27-24 victory over Sheridan. The Yellowjackets will undoubtedly be eager to avenge that defeat and reclaim their honor on the gridiron. 

With a crowd size expected to reach 10,000 passionate fans, Bulldog Stadium will transform into a cauldron of electric energy. The atmosphere will be nothing short of electric as the hometown Bulldogs defend their turf against the invading Yellowjackets. 

Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, shared his excitement for the upcoming clash, stating, “The HWY 270 Battle between Sheridan and White Hall epitomizes the essence of high school football rivalries. These two teams bring their heart and soul to the field, making it a can’t-miss event for football fans. Being able to witness this historic matchup and having it be a part of the 20th Season of the Great American Rivalry Series is an honor.” 

The stage is set, and the players are ready to write the next chapter in their storied rivalry. Both teams have been hard at work during the offseason, preparing for this crucial showdown. The players are fueled by the memories of last year’s intense battle, making this year’s contest even more enthralling. 

As the teams take the field under the Friday night lights, anticipation fills the air. The passion, intensity, and pride of these communities will collide, creating a football spectacle that is sure to be etched into the annals of the HWY 270 Battle. This one promises to be a night to remember!  

And remember, We Know Friday Nights. 



Braeden Bell
White Hall


Jayden Smith

White Hall

Nominated as top running back in Arkansas by SB Live, received all conference honors as a Jr, came in 2nd place in the 5A state weightlifting championship, was a member of the 5A State champion weightlifting team, and was named top 50 recruit before this season
Robby Walton


4 Year letterman at Football. Planning to go to University Of Arkansas, then he will be attending Law School.


In the highly anticipated HWY 270 Battle, both teams, Sheridan and Whitehall, entered the game with a strong determination to secure victory. The game began with Sheridan winning the coin toss and opting to receive the ball. They wasted no time in making an impact, swiftly scoring 13 points within the initial minutes of the game. However, Whitehall responded with resilience, led by Jayden Smith, who managed to score two touchdowns and successfully convert a 2-point play. This effort allowed the Bulldogs of Whitehall to surge ahead and established a commanding lead of 29-13 going into halftime. The Bulldogs continued their dominant performance in the third and fourth quarters, maintaining their momentum and control over the game. Their consistent play ultimately led to a victory in this tough fought rivalry 43-19.