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DATE OPP H/A W/L
8/9 Eaton (S) A 10am
8/15 Versailles (S) H 7:00
8/22 New Bremen H 10-32
8/29 Bradford A 35-6
9/5 TC North A 49-20
9/12 Miami East H 7-28
9/19 TV South A 32-26
9/26 National Trail H 41-28
10/3 Ansonia A 35-27
10/10 Arcanum H 21-14
10/17 Miss. Valley A 14-6
10/24 Bethel H 42-19
10/31 Lockland H 56-12
11/7 Mechanicsburg A 14-40
2008 CCC STANDINGS
TEAM CCC ALL
MIAMI EAST 9-0 9-1
COVINGTON 8-1 8-2
ANSONIA 7-2 7-3
ARCANUM 6-3 6-4
TV SOUTH 5-4 5-5
TC NORTH 4-5 4-6
BETHEL 3-6 3-7
MISSISSINAWA 3-6 3-7
BRADFORD 1-8 1-9
NATIONAL TRAIL 0-9 0-10
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2008 SEASON RECAP...

2008 BUCCANEERS..
2008 CHEERLEADERS...

BUCCS HAVE NEW LOOK...
MILTON SCRIMMAGE...
MIDNIGHT HIT...
EATON SCRIMMAGE...
VERSAILLES SCRIMMAGE...

BUCCANEER STATS...

COREY PATTY INSPIRES OTHERS...

Dave Miller (86-20-0)
YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
2007 11 1 0
2008 9 3 0
2009 8 4 0
2010 11 1 0
2011 10 1 0
2012 12 1 0
2013 11 1 0
2014 6 5 0
2015 8 3 0
POSITIVE SIGNS DESPITE LOSS...
Despite dropping their first home opener since 1994, there were some positive signs from a young Buccaneers team in the loss to New Bremen.
Garrett Clark bursts through the New Bremen defense for a touchdown.

August 22, 2008 - COVINGTON
The Covington Buccaneers found themselves in unfamiliar territory after a 32-10 loss to New Bremen on Friday in the season opener for both teams.

It was Covington's first loss to start a season since a 7-6 defeat to Miami East in 1994.

"We knew coming in that New Bremen was a good football team and that they had some speed," said Covington coach Dave Miller. "We were prepared for that, but we didn't match their intensity for four quarters."

Playing with intensity and emotion for four quarters is something the young Buccaneer team is learning to do, which unfortunately takes time and experience for a team with just two seniors on the field for opening night.

Covington played without five starters, three of which who are seniors.

"We don't use that as an excuse," Miller explained. "It's just adversity you have to face and overcome."

After Covington failed to gain a first down on the first possession of the game, New Bremen waisted little time reaching the end zone on its first possession.

An off sides penalty by Covington on third-and-long extended the drive and New Bremen's speedster Corey Jutte made the Buccs pay with a 35-yard touchdown run.

Jutte scored three more times on the evening on a 53-yard run, a 60-yard punt return and a 2-yard run, three scores coming in the first half. He also ended the contest with 155 rushing yards on 18 carries.

"He's probably the fastest kid we'll see all year," Miller explained. "Still, we didn't do a very good job staying disciplined defensively in the first half."

Covington managed to break the ice with a 25-yard field goal by Logan Woloch to cut the score to 12-3 at the end of the first quarter and then reached the end zone with a 19-yard run by Garrett Clark to make the score 25-10 at the half.

"We didn't play very well offensively," said Miller. "We had a couple of nice runs there that got us into scoring position in the second quarter, but we hurt ourselves by putting the ball on the ground."

Covington fumbled five times in the contest, although only one was recovered by New Bremen.

The one turnover led to a touchdown in the third quarter after Covington had two solid defensive series on consecutive possessions.

"We were a totally different team in the second half," Miller said. "We played with so much more emotion in the second half than we did in the first half. We just had that one turnover there that they capitalized on."

Being in unfamiliar territory of having to play catchup in the second half, the Buccaneers never hung their heads and continued playing with effort and intensity until the final second ticked off the clock.

"I was very pleased with that," said Miller. "After playing so poorly in the first half the kids came out and played the way they are capable of in the second half. That's something we can build on."

Despite the defeat, Miller is confident his team will respond in the following weeks.

"We'll come back and learn from this," he continued. "We're inconsistent right now and that's a mark of a young team. We'll have to grow out of that and I'm confident these kids will because they work so hard."

The Buccs look to rebound next week at Bradford.

... 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
BUCCS 3 10 0 0 10
CARDS 12 13 7 0 32
SCORING SUMMARY:
NEW BREMEN: JUTTE - 35 YD RUN (KICK FAILED)
NEW BREMEN: CRISP - 17 YD RUN (KICK FAILED)
COVINGTON: WOLOCH - 25 YD FG
NEW BREMEN: JUTTE - 57 YD RUN (KICK FAILED)
NEW BREMEN: JUTTE - 60 YD PUNT RETURN (JUTTE KICK)
COVINGTON: CLARK - 19 YD RUN (WOLOCH KICK)
NEW BREMEN: JUTTE - 2 YD RUN (JUTTE KICK)
TEAM STATISTICS:
COVINGTON BUCCANEERS NEW BREMEN CARDINALS
First Downs 8 First Downs 16
Rushing Yards 156 Rushing Yards 233
Passing Yards 58 Passing Yards 68
Total Offense 214 Total Offense 301
Total Plays 45 Total Plays 53
Fumbles/Lost 5-1 Fumbles/Lost 0-0
Penalties 3-25 Penalties 5-35
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS:
COVINGTON INDIVIDUAL STATS NEW BREMEN INDIVIDUALS STATS
RUSHING:
Garrett Clark - 12-70-1TD
Jake Bitner - 17-70-0TD
Logan Woloch - 3-6-0TD
Jake Stewart - 1-5-0TD
Corey Ely - 1-3-0TD
Jeff Zimmerman - 1-2-0TD
RUSHING:
Corey Jutte - 18-155-3TD
Dylan Crisp - 8-46-1TD
Aaron Clune - 7-36-0TD
Spencer Rohr - 1-3-0TD
Caleb Williams - 3-(-3)-0TD
Aaron McCollum - 1-(-4)-0TD
PASSING:
Jake Bitner - 4-10-58-0TD-0INT
PASSING:
Caleb Williams - 7-15-68-0TD-0INT
RECEIVING:
Logan Woloch - 2-8-0TD
Jake Stewart - 1-42-0TD
Jeff Zimmerman - 1-8-0TD
RECEIVING:
Spencer Rohr - 3-48-0TD
Corey jutte - 2-6-0TD
Jared Cox - 1-10-0TD
Philip Borkowski - 1-4-0TD
Logan Woloch looks for running room in the season opener against New Bremen.