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Crockett falls in second-ever playoff appearance

After making the playoffs for just the second time in school history, the 2013 David Crockett High School football season has reached a conclusion.
The opening round loss came on Nov. 8 against two-seed Knoxville West.
The Pioneers fell hard, losing 60-0 in Knoxville.
Still, under first-year Head Coach Jeremy Bosken, the Pioneers reached new heights in 2013, with a resume that includes two wins over 5A schools, two victories over playoff teams, the second most wins in school history (five) and just their second playoff appearance in 42 years.
But West posed a new challenge for the Pioneers altogether.
The opposing team entered the contest with a 9-1 record, the only loss coming at the hands of perennial football powerhouse Maryville.
West never gave the Pioneers a chance, opening the game with an onside kick that the Rebels recovered.
Two plays later, the Pioneers would recover the ball after a Rebel fumble, but the turnover would be the only blemish on the night for the Rebels.
By the first quarter’s end, the Pioneers found themselves in a 29-0 hole.
While the Crockett defense was porous, the offense wasn’t much better, failing to get a first down until late in the second quarter.
The Rebels controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, stopping the run and pressuring quarterback Ryan Burger throughout the game.
The Pioneer offense finished with -75 yards rushing for the contest.
After the fumble, West scored on eight straight possessions and by the half, had taken a 53-0 advantage over the Pioneers.
In the second half, the Pioneer offense couldn’t get on track to stave off the shutout, and the Rebels added another score for an even 60 points.
While the loss ends the season for the Pioneers, it has arguably been their best season in school history. Bosken and his staff have laid the foundation for a new era in football at Crockett.
The Pioneers finished this season with a 5-6 record.