Gray, TN: Oct. 23, 2015 – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature “The Musket Bowl” rivalry game between the Daniel Boone Trailblazers and the David Crockett Pioneers on Friday, October 30 in the Series’ eleventh weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and will be played at Daniel Boone High School. Featuring some of the longest running rivalries in high school football, the 2015 Great American Rivalry Series will feature 100 showdowns nationwide. All of these great games come with great football, hard earned sweat and a heavy dose of hometown pride.
For the 12th year, the Great American Rivalry Series has selected an exclusive collection of top-notch rivalries across the country, covering 40 states and over 100 cities throughout the country. Wrapped in tradition, these annual battles excite entire communities, while celebrating the schools, their teams, and their fans. We Know Friday NightsTM
The Musket Bowl was first played in 1971 when the two new consolidated high schools opened their doors. That first year David Crockett High won 72-0. Since then Daniel Boone has held the edge with a 32-12 record and was the winner of the 2014 contest 23-16. The Pioneers last won in 2002. This season the Pioneers come to the game with a 5-4 record while the Trailblazers are coming off their first win in 2015 after downing Cocke County last weekend. The winner of the game will take home the “Musket” for the trophy case, along with the Rivalry Series Championship Trophy and bragging rights for the year.
The winning team will take home the Great American Rivalry Series Champions trophy, presented by the Marines. The game’s Most Valuable Player and the top student-athlete from each school are also recognized as part of the Series. Along with these awards, an alumnus from each school will be inducted into the 12th class of the Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame.
You can find more information at GreatAmericanRivalry.com or through the Series’ Twitter (@AmericanRivalry), Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Previews and past results will be posted throughout the season with details of the teams and the history of the rivalries, and after the game. Fans can relive the excitement with photo galleries and game recaps.
Fans can add to the intensity of the rivalry via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using #GreatAmericanRivalry. The Rivalry can also be found on Pinterest (AmericanRivalry) and YouTube. Fan photos posted with this hashtag may be featured on the Great American Rivalry Series website’s new Fan Photo Gallery, Pinterest Page and promoted via our other social media outlets.