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Daniel Boone 42, David Crockett 6 (11/1/13)

November 2, 2013

GRAY, TN — Once again, the musket is staying with Daniel Boone.

For the 11th straight time, the Daniel Boone Trailblazers beat the David Crockett Pioneers in the annual “Musket Bowl,” this time 42-6 on Friday night.

More than 8,000 fans were at Nathan Hale Stadium witnessing the game that was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

Daniel Boone has failed to receive the musket just 11 times since 1971.

Dustin Chandler and Josh Bacon couldn’t be stopped, combining for 326 yards and six TDs and sharing the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player award. Chandler rushed for 185 yards and three TDs, while Bacon went for 141 yards and also three scores.

For David Crockett, Ryan Burger threw for 262 yards and accounted for its only score. Eric Day caught five balls for 95 yards.

This was the final regular-season game for both Daniel Boone (4-6) and David Crockett (5-5).


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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.