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YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
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DOUG SWARTZ INDUCTED INTO THE HALL...
Doug Swartz speaks at his induction into the Covington Athletic Hall of Fame.
Doug Swartz during his playing days.
1974 BUCCS – 9-1
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W/L
Tipp City
26-6
Bradford
29-0
Bethel
92-0
Indian Lake
32-0
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35-0
Northwestern
42-0
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28-13
Versailles
44-12
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8-17
Urbana
12-0

| 1974 Buccs | 1973 Buccs | Doug Swartz Tribute |

November 24, 2006 – COVINGTON
Many of the kids who see Doug Swartz in class or on the football practice field have no idea of his athletic past. The younger generation knows him as Mr. Swartz the teacher or Coach Swartz the coach.

But, those same kids have heard about arguably the greatest team in Covington football history...the 1973 State Champions.

Although Doug Swartz was a key figure on that team, that's the way he likes it.

"Football is the ultimate team sport," said Swartz during his induction speech into the Covington Athletic Hall of Fame where many of his players and students were in attendance. "The success of the team is always remembered, not what individuals do."

Obviously, by the way Swartz reflects on his playing days, he has special memories of his teammates.

"I was fortunate enough to play on some great teams and with some great players," Swartz continued. "The 1973 State Championship team was very special. We went 10-0 in '73 and were really good in '74. But we lost to an outstanding Graham team that year at Graham."

Many stories have been told about Swartz and the '73 Buccaneers as their legend continues to grow as each year passes by. As much as Swartz dislikes attention toward the individual, his personal accomplishments are too impressive to overlook.

He was a first-team All-Ohio selection and a three-time conference selection in a day where the Buccaneers played against numerous schools with much larger enrollment.

He was a first-team selection as an offensive guard in the Three River Conference and named the Defensive Player of the Year in 1974.

Swartz was a first-team all-state selection by the UPI at guard in 1974 and Associated Press honorable mention that same year.

He was also a standout in basketball and baseball for the Buccs.

But, to Swartz, none of those accomplishments compare to the accomplishments of the teams he played on. He didn't hesitate to thank those who helped him get to where he is.

"This award (Hall of Fame) is a reflection of what we did together as a team," Swartz described. "Many of my teammates are in the Hall of Fame because of what we did as a team. I want to thank my teammates and coaches because I wouldn't be standing here without them."

After graduating in 1975, Swartz earned a B.S. Degrees in Education at Capital University while playing collegiate football.

He began his teaching career at Bethel High School where he taught for six years and coached football and basketball, two years as head football coach.

Swartz moved back to Covington in the early '80s and has been coaching as an assistant and teaching Social Studies ever since.

Many student athletes have passed through the halls of Covington High School, through Swartz's classroom and through the football program...all the while not knowing of what Swartz accomplished before them.

Due to his induction into the Covington Athletic Hall of Fame, they are now educated.