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YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
1967 3 6 0
1968 10 0 0
1969 8 2 0
1970 8 2 0
1971 7 3 0
1972 5 4 1
1973 10 0 0
Larrie Tisdale (38-13-3)
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
1978 9 1 0
1979 10 1 1
1980 10 1 1
1981 6 3 1
1982 3 7 0
1972 COVINGTON BUCCANEERS
The Buccaneers couldn't maintain momentum gained during a four-game winning streak and finished with a modest record.
1972 BUCCS – 5-4-1
OPPONENT
W/L
Tipp City
6-17
Bradford
0-0
Northeastern
22-18
Graham
8-0
Northwestern
28-7
Greenon
8-6
Shawnee
6-21
Tecumseh
29-0
Miami East
3-8
Urbana
0-10

The 1972 Covington Buccaneers couldn't maintain consistency throughout the season and the result was a modest 5-4-1 record. Much of this was due to new faces in new places as the Buccaneers had to replace eight seniors from a year ago and many younger players saw significant playing time.

The Buccs did have the services of 15 seniors on this years squad, but unfortunately it didn't translate into more wins.

Covington opened the season with a 17-6 loss at the hands of Tipp City and then a frustrating 0-0 tie with rival Bradford.

Four straight wins followed as it appeared as if the Buccaneers had put everything together. The wins came against Northeastern, 22-18; Graham, 8-0; Northwestern, 28-7; and Greenon, 8-6.

Still in the hunt for the Mad River Valley League title, the Buccs were owners of a 4-1-1 record with Springfield Shawnee on the horizon. Covington didn't have enough firepower to stay Shawnee and eventually fell by the score of 21-6.

The Buccs rebounded with a 29-0 shutout win over Tecumseh, but two straight losses against Miami East and Urbana ended the Buccs' hopes of perhaps a share of the league title.

Receiving post season honors for the Buccs were: Ron Phillis, Roger Finfrock, and Doug Swartz, All Mad River Valley League selections; Lineman of the Year: Lester Stacy; Back of the Year: Ron Phillis; All Southwestern District Linebacker: Ron Phillis; Top Defensive Player: Grayson Houk; Coaches Trophy: Nick Steele.

(Images obtained from the 1973 Covington High School Yearbook.)

1972 Covington Buccaneers: Row 1 - Dave Doseck, Doug Swartz, Terry Penny, Steve Davis, Joe Simmons, Dan Coate, Lester Stacy, Jeff Miller, M. Leonard. Row 2 - Tim Vogler, Randy Miller, Rodney Victor, Nick Steele, Ron Phillis, Roger Finfrock, Steve Pennington, Grayson Houk, Whitey Forsythe. Row 3 - Coach Bob Huelsman, Mike Apwisch, Mike Bordelon, D. Meyer, Terry Vogler, Doug Hoblit, T. Shafer, Jerry Barbee, Bill Hecker, J. Subler. Row 4 - Coach Ron Schultz, Head Coach Rex Thompson, Mike Zimmer, John Montgomery, Frank Robinson, Dave Nicodemus, P. Rice, Dave Doty, R. Chester. Row 5 - D. Burgess, B. Flora, Don Anthony, L. Minnich, D. Bagwell, D. Ely, G. Dennings, Steve Bordelon, T. Wills, T. Shively.
Left Photo: Nick Steele runs through a banner before a game.
Right Photo: Ron Phillis #25 runs through the Bradord defense.
Grayson Houk #20, Nick Steele #42, Bill Hecker #37
Dan Coate #73, Terry Penny #66, Steve Davis #53
Mike Bordelon #36, Jeff Miller #84, Joe Simmons #50, Lester Stacy #83
Jim Subler #46, Doug Hoblit #35, Jerry Barbee #85