If you go back throughout the years of Covington football, you will notice the tradition of winning established over the years. Considering the number of years the Buccs have had outstanding seasons, recording a 6-4 record doesn't seem too exciting.
But, the 6-4 record the 1992 Buccaneers recorded has never been more exciting considering the frustration of three straight 1-9 season and how long it's been since Covington has enjoyed a winning season.
To find a winning season in the Buccaneer football program, you have to all the way back to 1985 when Covington finished at 11-2 and enjoyed a playoff run into the Regional Finals.
It's been six seasons of frustration, but now the Buccaneers can say they are winners.
The Buccaneers won four out of their first five contests with wins over Bradford, National Trail, Bethel, and Mississinawa Valley. The lone loss midway through the season was an overtime 17-14 defeat at the hands of Tri-County North.
The second half of the season wasn't as kind to the Buccs as they only managed two wins in the final five games. The wins came over Twin Valley South and a second win over Bradford.
By finishing at 6-4, the Buccaneers have taken a significant step forward in re-establishing a tradition of winning football. Two of Covington four losses were in overtime to Tri-County North and Arcanum.
Third year coach Dave Tobias stressed his pleasure in the 1993 yearbook:
The 1992 Covington Buccaneer football team accomplished many goals this season, including something they have not been able to achieve the past six years. Post a season-ending winning record of 6-4.
Other accomplishments in 1992 were beating Bradford twice, finishing third in the Cross County Conference with a 5-3 record and leading all opponents in every statistical category at the end of the season.
But the biggest accomplishment in my eyes was teamwork. Everything we did, we did as a team. Teamwork leads to wins and wins lead to respect and recognition. Players receiving recognition for their team play were Rob Jacquemin, Jason Kyzer, and Brad Weer as All-League selections. Andy Shaffer, Kris and Tony Alexander, Jason Wackler, and Nate Manning received Honorable Mention All-League honors. The highest recognition came when Brad Weer was voted by the Cross County Conference coaches as the Outstanding Lineman of the Year in the League.
Congratulations go out to these players, the 1992 football team and especially the assistant coaches for the wonderful job they did this season. Lets keep the winning tradition alive in Covington. Go Buccs!
- Coach Tobias
(Images obtained from the 1993 Covington High School Yearbook.)