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YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
1967 3 6 0
1968 10 0 0
1969 8 2 0
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1981 COVINGTON BUCCANEERS...
The 1981 Buccs had to overcome the losses of a senior class that finished with a 10-1-1 record and a playoff birth a year ago.
The Buccs had plenty to celebrate with a young team in 1981.
1981 BUCCS – 6-3-1
OPPONENT
W/L
Tipp City
0-0
Eaton
6-0
Bradford
17-14
Springfield Cath.
7-20
Lehman
16-6
Versailles
0-21
Graham
21-7
Ansonia
12-0
Patrick Henry
14-6
Miami East
7-28

It's hard to stay on top forever, as the 1981 Covington Buccaneers found out.

Over the past three seasons, the Buccs have accumulated a 29-3-2 record, including two trips to the state playoffs and one trip to the state finals two years ago.

But, the players who sparked the Buccs through the past three years are gone and a new group of young players have taken over. Gone are the Schmidts, Finfrock, Tobiases, Manson, and and a new bread of Buccaneers are setting the foundation for the future.

The Buccs opened the season with a 0-0 tie to the always tough, Tipp City Red Devils. The fact that the Buccs held Tipp scoreless showed positive signs as the Red Devils were one of the arly favorites to challenge for the Southwest Rivers Conference Championship.

Covington gained its first win of the season in week two with a 6-0 win over Eaton in another defensive struggle. It was clear the retooled offense for the Buccs was still finding their way, while the defense continued to dominate.

The Buccs recorded their second win of the season against rival Bradford in week two, 17-14. Alway a bitter rivalry, the Covington utlized its powerful ground attack to frustrate the Railroaders and come up with the win.

Covington suffered its first regular season loss in three years against Springfield Catholic Central a week later. The 20-7 defeat was Covington's first confernece loss and with league opponents like Versailles , Graham and Miami East on the horizon, the Buccs couldn't afford any more slip-ups if they wanted to extend their post-season streak to three years.

The Buccs rebounded in week five with a 16-6 win over Lehman. Again, the Covington defense dominated and the offense scored just enough points to gain the win.

All hope of a Southwest Rivers Conference Title was dashed in week six against the powerful Versailles Tigers. Al Hetrick's squad thouroughly dominate Covington for a 21-0 shutout win.

The Buccs rebounded with three straight wins over Granham, 21-7, Ansonia, 12-0, and Patrick Henry, 14-6 to up their record to 6-2-1 with one game left.

Looking to take some momentum into next season, the Buccs ran into a powerful Miami East team and were dominated 28-7.

Covington finished the season at 6-3-1, but set the foundation for good things to come.

1981 Covington Buccaneers: Row 1- Chris Rench, Jason Kingrey, Dave Daniels, Jeff frock, Bryan Reames, Kent Musgrave, Nate Whiteman, Glen Mullennix, Jeff Shields, Chris Stephan. Row 2 - Steve Dunn, Brian Bitner, Kelly Deeter, Rick Looker, Nate Etter, Bob Hague, Dennis Ingle, Marc Bayse, Bob Gold, Mark Jacobs. Row 3 - Head Coach Larrie Tisdale, Joe Christian, Phil Reck, Marc Cain, Bill Sowers, Tony Perrine, Dale Barger, Todd Alexander, Chris Graves, Todd Owens, Don Fosnight, Scott McDade, Coach Ed McCord, Coach Bob Huelsman. Row 4 - Dave DeMoss, Dan Shoup, Chris Yingst, Ken Taylor, Jim Smith, Mike Grilliot, Glen Hollopeter, Dave Sampson, Dave Kaiser, Mark Barnhart, Brian Garber, Coach Steve Fisher.
Left to Right: Dale Barger makes a circus catch; Jim Smith runs the ball; Ken Taylor pulls in an interception while Kelly Deeter looks on; Glen Hollopeter comes off the field.