Covington Buccaneers Football Covington Lady Buccs Volleyball Covington Buccaneers Cross Country Covington Buccaneers Golf Covington Buccaneers Basketball Covington Buccaneers Wrestling Covington Buccaneers Baseball Covington Buccaneers Softball Covington Buccaneers Track Covington Band of Bucc Pride
MEET THE BUCCS
THE CHEERLEADERS
BUCCS HISTORY
HALL OF FAME
RECORD BOOK
RECORD vs OPPONENTS
PLAYOFF RECORD
THE BUCCS' #1 FAN
SMITH FIELD
THE WEIGHT ROOM
BUCC BOOSTERS
2009 BUCCS SCHEDULE
DATE OPP H/A W/L
8/11 Milton (S) A 6pm
8/14 Eaton (S) H 6pm
8/21 Versailles (S) A 7:00
8/28 New Bremen A 22-29
9/4 Bethel A 35-18
9/11 Bradford H 41-0
9/18 TC North H 55-14
9/25 Miami East A 21-28
10/2 TV South H 56-20
10/9 National Trail A 41-12
10/16 Ansonia H 7-35
10/23 Arcanum A 41-7
10/30 Miss. Valley H 28-6
11/7 Ansonia (P) A 28-7
11/14 Marion Local (P) A 17-21
2009 CCC STANDINGS
TEAM CCC ALL
ANSONIA 9-0 10-0
MIAMI EAST 8-1 8-2
COVINGTON 7-2 7-3
BETHEL 5-4 5-5
MISSISSINAWA 4-5 5-5
TV SOUTH 4-5 4-6
TC NORTH 4-5 4-6
ARCANUM 3-6 3-7
NATIONAL TRAIL 1-8 1-9
BRADFORD 0-9 1-9
2009 BUCCANEER LINKS
2009 Buccaneer Players...
2009 Cheerleaders...
2009 Buccaneer Stats...
2009 Year in Review...

07/24/09 - Stebbins Camp Day...
07/11/09 - Centerville Scrimmage...
08/08/09 - Midnight Hit...
09/29/09 - Buccs Doing Things The Right Way...

A TRIBUTE TO COACH SWARTZ...
1979 - 30 YEARS LATER...
2009 LIFT-A-THON...

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
BUCCS DOMINATE NORTH ON HOMECOMING...
The Covington Buccaneers scored at will in the first half en route to an impressive 55-14 victory over the Panthers.
Homecoming King and Queen Garrett Clark and Kristen Swabb.
Garrett Clark rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns.

September 18, 2009 - COVINGTON
The big concern for the Covington faithful heading into Friday night's homecoming contest against Tri-County North was how the Buccaneer offense would perform with the injury loss of junior quarterback Jake Bitner.

That concern was immediately resolved in the first two minutes of the game as Covington scored two touchdowns on its first two offensive plays on perfect reads by Bitner's replacement, sophomore Isaiah Winston.

"On both of those plays, Isaiah made the perfect read," praised a very pleased Buccaneer coach Dave Miller of the sophomore quarterback, who made his first start in a varsity game. "He (Winston) had a good week of practice and really, he's had three games of experience before this (in three scrimmages). Isaiah played very well and I'm proud of him."

Winston in fact did play well - well enough to spark 55 first half points en route to a 55-14 victory to improve the Buccs to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the CCC. All in his first outing as a varsity starting quarterback.

"Isaiah has instincts you can't coach," continued Miller in his praise of Winston. "He's got a shiftiness about him that comes natural, something not many kids have. Once he gets a better understanding of the offense, he's going to be amazing. I really believe that."

Covington's special teams and defense helped Winston's cause thanks to a return on the opening kickoff to the three, a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 56-yard interception return for a score.

"Those plays by our special teams and defense were huge," said Miller. "It allowed Isaiah to relax and run the offense."

The opening kickoff return by junior Tyler Noffsinger also set the tone for the game and his school-record 92-yard punt return was salt in an open wound for the visiting Panthers.

"We played very well on special teams," Miller stated. "That (special teams) can be a difference maker and the kids take a lot of pride in that aspect of the game."

Garrett Clark, who tallied 153 yards on 10 carries, began the scoring on a 3-yard run after Noffsinger's game-opening return.

After Covington held the Panthers on their first possession, Clark broke loose from 40 yards out on the first play of the next possession to give the Buccs a 14-0 lead 1:54 into the game.

Tri-County North responded with a 3-yard run by Michael Olinger to cut the margin to 14-6, but the flood gates opened over the remainder of the first half.

Isaiah Winston capped an impressive Covington drive with a 1-yard run and Jordy Meyer intercepted a Panther pass and raced 56 yards for the score less than a minute later.

"Jordy (Meyer) is a good athlete and he's got some good hands," said Miller. "He use to be a tight end before we moved him inside, so he has a lot of ability. He's had two nice games in a row and we need that type of effort from here on out."

Noffsinger's punt return for a score followed and Clark capped a 41-point first quarter with a 46-yard run.

Covington didn't let up in the second quarter as it put two more touchdowns on the board.

First, freshman Alex Baskerville scored his first high school touchdown on a 17-yard run. Junior Ben Wilson closed out the first half with a 1-yard run to make the score 55-6.

And the dominance up front by the Buccaneers was evident.

"We'll have to look at the film, but I think our offensive and defensive lines dominated," Miller said. "And with the guys we have up front, we should dominate - at least that's what we expect of those guys. It's all up to them."

The Buccaneers didn't score in the second half, but they didn't have to. The only score of the half came from Tri-County North in the final minutes on a 3-yard run by JJ McPherson.

"You want to see what kind of effort your kids will give for four quarters," said Miller. "With a lead like that it's difficult to maintain that level of intensity when you are getting younger kids into the game. We did have some mental mistakes here and there, but I didn't see anything physically where we weren't playing with effort and intensity. We'll know more when we look at the film."

Covington will also know more next week at Miami East, because four quarters of high intensity football will be needed to unseat the defending conference champions.

"East will be tough, there's no doubt about that," Miller said. "They put one on Bethel tonight and they are the defending conference champions. They are the team to beat until proven otherwise. We'll have our work cut out for us because it's going to be a dog fight."

Which is something Covington needs at this point of the season if it wants to accomplish the goals set prior to the season.

"Our first goal is to win the conference," Miller continued. "The only way to do that is beat the best out there. We'll have to come into practice this week focused on getting better on every snap."

Like the old saying goes - "You play the way you practice" . The effort and intensity given at practice will determine the Buccs' fate next week.

REFRESH YOUR BROWSER FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE GAME.
... 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
BUCCS 41 14 0 0 55
PANTHERS 6 0 0 8 14
SCORING SUMMARY: (Will be provided as the game progresses.)
FIRST QUARTER:
Covington: Garrett Clark 3-yard run (Christian Kick) 11:51
Covington: Garrett Clark 40-yard run (Christian Kick) 10:06
TC North: Michael Olinger 3-yard run (Kick Blocked) 8:35
Covington: Isaiah Winston 1-yard run (Christian Kick) 6:08
Covington: Jordy Meyer 56-yard interception return (Christian Kick) 4:55
Covington: Tyler Noffsinger 92-yard punt return (Kick Failed) 3:18
Covington: Garrett Clark 46-yard run (Steven Blei Kick) 0:17
SECOND QUARTER:
Covington: Alex Baskerville 17-yard run (Blei Kick) 10:26
Covington: Ben Wilson 1-yard run (Blei Kick) 0:56
THIRD QUARTER:
NONE
FOURTH QUARTER:
TC North: JJ McPherson 3-yard run (Allen Clark 2pt reception)
TEAM STATISTICS: (Stats will be compiled at the end of each quarter.)
COVINGTON BUCCANEERS TRI-COUNTY NORTH PANTHERS
First Downs 8 First Downs 15
Rushing Yards 282 Rushing Yards 133
Passing Yards 0 Passing Yards 104
Total Offense 282 Total Offense 237
Fumbles/Lost 2-1 Fumbles/Lost 5-4
Penalties 8-85 Penalties 8-59
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: (Stats will be compiled at the end of each quarter.)
COVINGTON INDIVIDUAL STATS TC NORTH INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING:
Garrett Clark - 10-153-3TD
Ben Wilson - 6-58-1TD
Alex Baskerville - 10-40-1TD
Tyler Noffsinger - 3-28-1TD
Cory Ely - 1-2-0TD
Isaiah Winston - 6-1-1TD
RUSHING:
Booth - 5-52-0TD
Gulling - 6-31-0TD
McPherson - 5-23-1TD
Talley - 4-17-0TD
Olinger - 5-10-1TD
Judd - 3-10-0TD
Overholtz - 12-(-10)-TD
PASSING:
Isaiah Winston - 0-1-0yds-0TD-1INT
PASSING:
Overholts - 11-5-101yds-0TD-2INT
Derringer - 1-1-3yds-0TD-0INT
RECEIVING:
NONE
RECEIVING:
McAdams - 3-41-0TD
McPherson - 3-60-0TD
The Buccaneer defense swarmed to the football in an impressive performance against Tri-County North.