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Musket Bowl 2010 going national

Details have yet to be finalized, but it appears the annual rivalry game between county high schools David Crockett and Daniel Boone will be making its way to the national stage this year.
According to Athletic Director Josh Kite, the 39th annual Musket Bowl was chosen as one of 60 high school football match ups across the country to be featured as a 2010 “Great American Rivalry” game.
Kite applied for the honor back in February, touting the Musket Bowl as a showdown between two great schools named after two well-known 19th century frontiersmen.
A short time after sending in the application, Kite said he was notified that the Musket Bowl was a finalist for the Great American Rivalry Series, a program presented by the United States Marine Corps.
According to its website, the Great American Rivalry invites select schools from around the nation to participate in the Series.
“These schools have always had ‘their game’ — a traditional rivalry going back many years,” the site states. “Thousands of players have participated in this memorable event and every year the rivalry creates its own special memories. It is ‘the game,’ the one the whole community looks forward to and talks about all year long.”
This year, the Musket Bowl will take place at Crockett on October 28.
“The game will be nationally broadcast,” Kite said. “They stream the local radio broadcast and possibly do a video stream, too.”
In addition to nationally broadcasting the game, the Great American Rivalry Series gives a donation to the host team for its football program as well as two college scholarships awarded to a player from each team in the rivalry.
“It’s a lot of recognition for this little area,” Kite said. “It’s going to be great for our kids.”