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YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
1953 6 3 0
1954 5 4 0
1955 7 2 0
1956 2 6 1
1957 8 1 0
1954 COVINGTON BUCCANEERS
Coach Bob Wion led his 1954 Buccaneers to a 5-4 record in their last year playing independent ball.
Robert Wion, Head Coach; Jerry Bath, Jr. High Coach; Harold Deeter, Athletic Director; Blair Irvin, Assistant Coach
1954 BUCCS – 5-4
OPPONENT
W/L
Enon
12-6
Piqua Catholic
25-12
Oakwood
0-30
Centerville
13-12
Versailles
24-7
West Milton
0-20
Tipp City
6-26
Bradford
20-0
Brookville
19-27

1954 Covington Buccaneers – Front Row: Dick Harrison, Terry Longendelpher, Charles Yingst, Arlen Idle, Bob Fenner, Jack Hersey, Bill Weldy, Doug Sotzing, Keith Looker, Don Bemus, Jim Stambaugh, Bud Helman, Rodney Sampson. Second Row: Peter Zackenfrels, Riki Roberts, Jerry Catterlin, Tony Chrowl, Gordon Wilson, Bruce Drees, Doug Gregg, Lewis Detter, Fritz Bader, Maurice Henninger, Bill Hoffert, Bob Thompson, Richie McMaken, Third Row: Assistant Coach Blair Irvin, Larry Via, Trafford Ringelspaugh, Jim Finfrock, Dick Rhoades, Keith Tobias, Jim Owen, Howard Anderson, Bill Knick, Jim Rench, Jim Minnich, John Laughman, John Rench, Bud Fesser, Chuck Ingle, Head Coach Bob Wion.

The Buccs, under the direction of Coach Bob Wion and Assistant Coach Blair Irvin, turned in a fine season, in this, their last year of independent ball. Next fall they plan to enter the "Little Buckey League". During the past season the Buccs played two games from this league, defeated one, Centerville, 13-12, and losing to Brookville, 19-27.

Among other accomplishments this year, the Buccaneers won the new traveling trophy presented by American Legion to the winner of the Covington-Bradford game. It is planned that the team winning most times in a five-year period will receive this trophy permanently.

Other honors presented by the American legion were won by Howard Anderson, back of the year, and Jim Minnich, lineman of the year.

Seniors playing their last season for the Buccaneers this year include Jim Minnich, Jim Owen, and Trafford Ringelspaugh at tackle; Bud Feeser and Bud Helman at guard; John rench at center; Howard Anderson, quarterback; Bill Knick, fullback; and Don Bemus playing halfback.

Covington's five wins came over Enon 12-6, Piqua Catholic 25-12, Centerville 13-12, Versailles 24-7, and Bradford 20-0.

(Images obtained from the 1955 Covington High School Yearbook.)

1954 Covington Cheerleaders – Judy Bancroft, Janet Idle, Judy Fogt, Marilyn Davis, Sue Jinks
1954 Homecoming – Judy Mutzner, Anita Jinks, Sharon Smith, Pat Spillers, Roxa Tinning, Pat Haynes, Queen, Emily Fessler, Marilyn Davis, Fern Wise, and Shirley Ely.