WASHINGTON COUNTY., Tenn. (WJHL) — This week’s Toyota Big Game Preview will be the 50th annual Musket Bowl between David Crockett and Daniel Boone. It’s also the game we’ll broadcast Friday night starting at 7 p.m. on ABC Tri-Cities.
No matter how you slice it, this is a game between two schools that don’t like each other and it’s only gotten worse with so much on the line.
The winner of this game on Friday night walks away with the Class 5-A championship in this area.
It will be student against teacher since David Crockett head coach Hayden Chandley used to play for Daniel Boone head coach Jeremy Jenkins, the most tenured coach in 5-A throughout the state.
The coaches for both teams know this is not like any other game they have coached or played in.
“Probably the best rivalry in East Tennessee, I’m kind of partial. It’s just two communities coming together in the same county, neither one likes each very much and we don’t hide that and I know they don’t either. Just a tremendous game, and for the last four years, it’s had playoff implications as it does this year,” says Chandley.
“It’s an arch-rival game, it’s an important game, it’s the next game. It could affect us seeding-wise. We know any time you hear Crockett or at the same time Boone, you are going to get a little bit more emphasis as far as the community goes. It means a lot to our community and our school,” says Jenkins.