On Friday, the Nashville Scrappers will be making their third straight appearance in the 4A state championship game. The Scrappers have won the previous two titles.
Nashville’s opponent, Shiloh Chrisitian, is making it’s fourth straight appearance in the state title game, but Nashville head coach Kyle Slayton feels this year could be different.
That’s because of the experience difference. Nashville has six starters back from last year’s team, which won the second straight title for the Scrappers. That’s matched up against Shiloh Christian, which has a number of new faces that haven’t experienced playing in Baum Stadium in the past.
It’s an advantage that coach Slayton favors the Scrappers.
Kyle Slayton said, “There’s a lot of new faces. I figure we’re going to see the Williams kid, the lefty. He’s an Arkansas State commit. I don’t think the lineup is quite as strong as it was, but when you get on the big stage, and get on that big field, it’s probably going to be a little of an advantage for us just because we’ve got about six starters back from last year that we there, and they’re going to have some young faces that might get a little wide-eyed.”
Friday’s 4A state championship pitting Nashville against Shiloh Christian will begin at 12:30 at Baum Stadium.