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YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
1983 6 4 0
1984 4 4 2
1985 11 2 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 3 7 0
1988 5 5 0
1986 COVINGTON BUCCANEERS...
The returing letterman above: Scott Taylor #45, Andy Ingle #67, Brian Olsen #66, Dana Taylor #68, Bill Miller #35, Heath Finfrock #38, Nick Bitner #3, and Rich Phillis #33.
Brian Olsen played college football for the Unversity of Dayton after an outstanding high school career.
1986 BUCCS – 5-5
OPPONENT
W/L
Bradford
7-0
Twin Valley South
8-14
Arcanum
0-43
Milton Union
13-12
Tipp City
0-46
Mechanicsburg
20-6
Miami East
30-6
Springfield Cath.
0-20
Versailles
6-20
Lehman
22-6

After the 1980 season the Buccs had a few down years before last year's 11-2 playoff team brought back the expectations Bucc fans have been use to. Expectations were high again this season because of the nine returning letterman left over from last year.

Unfortunately, the losses suffered from last years senior class were too much to overcome and the Buccs couldn't mount a solid run to get back to the state playoffs.

Things looked promising after a 7-0 win over rival Bradford in the season opener. The Railroaders were solid a year ago and returned much of its roster this year, making them a pre-season favorite to many news publications in the area. The win for the Buccs only increased the anticipation for the possibilities ahead.

The high expectations and a return trip to the playoffs were dashed over the next two weeks, however. Back-to-back losses to Twin Valley South and Arcanum suddenly threw a monkey wrench into any plans of going to the post season.

The Buccs responded by winning three out of their next four games. The three wins came against tough opponents in Milton Union, Mechanicsburg and Miami East, but the one loss was a 46-0 shutout at the hands of Tipp City.

The Buccs then dropped two out of their last three to finish at 5-5 on the season. Two of the losses came against Springfield Catholic and Versailles, two teams which have a history of sporting good football teams.

Covington finished the season strong with a 22-6 win over Lehman in the season finale.

Despite struggling with consistency and a lack of depth, the Buccs had some solid players who contributed to last season's playoff run as juniors.

Perhaps the most dominating player on the Buccs' roster was Brian Olsen, who went on to play college football at the University of Dayton.

1986 Covington Buccaneers: Row 1 - Dana Taylor, Cott Yantis, Scott Tayler, Brian Olson, Andy Ingle, Bill Miller, Nick Bitner, Rick Seman, Rich Phillis. Row 2 - Steve Sink, Ray Burton, Tab Brinkman, Shane Powell, Tony Iddings, Heath Finfrock, Randy Hartman, Brian Looker, L.G. Henry, Shawn Lear, Tim Fitzpatrick, David White, Tom Barbee. Row 3 - Jack Schwamberger, Jeff Gariety, Doug Hartman, Mark Hagan, Kyle Boehringer, Rob Anspach, Jamie Rose, Doug Dilley, Scott Robbins, Corey Smith, Hans Stocker, Josh Burns, Shad Earick, Charlie Burgbacher. Row 4 - Mark Westfall, Steve Shilt, Scott Ponchilla, Chris Clark, Steve Spurgeon, Bobby Sellman, Jason Lyle, David Glenn, Jamie Stevenson, Andy Whiteman, Andy Angle, Dusty Stump, Shawn Baker, Shane Stachler, Joe Boyer.

Coach Burgbacher talks things over with his quarterback, Nick Bitner (left) and Bitner executes the play (right).

Rich Phillis #33 and Brian Olson #66 discuss strategy (left), while Heath Finfrock #38 runs in the open field (right).

Cheerleaders: Julie Laughman, Julia Huelsman, Melissa Whiteman, Maureen Miller, Michelle Crowell, and Angie Finfrock.