Last year’s Musket Bowl (the 40th edition) was marred by an altercation after the game. Athletes from both schools were involved, as well as fans who came onto the field. Everyone wondered if tempers would flare once again in this heated rivalry?


Ryan Berger
David Crockett


Gabe Matherly

Daniel Boone

Gabe is a 4-year football letterman. He is a member of National Honor Society and HOSA. Gabe plans to attend ETSU to pursue a degree in microbiology. He currently has a 3.8 GPA and will graduate having earned 12 college credit hours.
Eric Day

David Crockett

Eric is a 4-year letterman in football and 2-year letterman in basketball. He is currently 7th in TSSAA history for most receptions and is WJHL Player of the Week and an All-Conference selection.


Rick Wagner

Daniel Boone

Rick played in three Daniel Boone/David Crockett rivalry games. In 1976 as a sophomore, Rick scored his first TD vs. Crockett in a Daniel Boone victory. In 1977 Rick scored two TD’s and was selected WJCW Player of the Game, again in a Daniel Boone victory. In 1978, he had his best game of the series, rushing for 144 yards on 12 carries and scoring a TD. After graduation, Rick received a baseball scholarship to East Tennessee State University where he majored in Physical Education. He went to Tusculum College to get his Master’s in Education in 1994. He has taught in Washington County for 31 years and has served as assistant baseball coach, assistant football coach, head baseball coach and, most recently, head softball coach here at Daniel Boone. His 2010 softball team became the first triple-A high school team to reach the TSSAA state tournament. In 2012, they returned to the TSSAA state tournament and finished runner-up with a record of 50-6.
Seth Wright

David Crockett

Seth graduated from DCHS in 2012, where he played football his Jr. and Sr. years. He was selected by Jason Witten as a “Jason Witten Scholar Athlete” in June of 2012 and is currently in his 4th year at ETSU majoring in exercise science and pre-physical therapy. He has a 3.7 GPA and works as an assistant manager at General Nutrition Center in Johnson City.


Crockett quarterback Ryan Burger added two short touchdown runs to put Boone in a 44-26 hole early in the fourth quarter. Burger finished 20 of 30 passing for 280 yards and was named the game’s MVP.