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DATE OPP H/A W/L
8/12 Milton (S) H 6pm
8/15 Eaton (S) A 6pm
8/22 Versailles (S) H 7pm
8/29 St. Henry H 7-34
9/5 Arcanum H 14-7
9/12 Miss. Valley A 35-0
9/19 Bethel (AN) H 41-7
9/26 Cin. College Prep H 40-0
10/3 TC North A 6-36
10/10 Miami East (HC) H 0-20
10/17 TV South A 14-41
10/24 National Trail H 24-14
10/31 Ansonia A 24-6
11/8 Lehman (Playoff) A 7-42
2014 CCC STANDINGS
TEAM CCC ALL
TRI-COUNTY NORTH 8-0 9-0
MIAMI EAST 7-1 9-1
TV SOUTH 6-2 7-2
COVINGTON 5-3 6-4
NATIONAL TRAIL 4-4 5-5
ARCANUM 3-5 5-5
ANSONIA 2-6 3-7
BETHEL 1-7 3-7
MISSISSINAWA 0-8 0-9
BRADFORD 0-0 0-0
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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
2014 COVINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM: Row 1 (L-R): Logan Perkins, Robert Gengler, Josh Earick, Brock Murphy. Row 1 (L-R): Coleman Ryan, Logan Fields, Chace Hinnegan, Ethan Nash, Zach Barnes, Ian Fries, Brandon magee, Ben Kuether, Jared Williams, Shane Straw, Noah Thomas. Row 3 (L-R): Branden Robinson, Lance Miller, Carl Lankford, Nathan Blei, Zane Barnes, Seth Thomas, Christian Nelson, Adam Lefeld, Deron White. Row 4 (L-R): Bradley Wiggins, Joey Schmelzer, Bowen Swank, Cade Harshbarger, Zach Parrett, Dyan Swob, Bryce Keiser, Ethan Herron, Jett Murphy.
2014 PREVIEW - NOT REBUILDING..."RETOOLING"
Despite losing a great senior class, the Covington Buccaneers have the potential for another historic season with a youthful roster.
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Dave Miller and the Covington Buccaneers have heard the same questions over and over throughout the summer from people wondering what's in store for the 2014 football season.

How can you replace an A.J. Ouellette?

How can you replace Dalton Bordelon, Justin Williams and Jordan Wolfe?

How can you replace a senior class that many rank as the best senior class to come through Covington in a long time?

Are you rebuilding?

Dave Miller is candid about that group of special kids, but doesn't buy into the thought of those who think Covington is in a rebuilding mode.

"That was a special group and I cherished every moment I had with them," Miller said. "You can't replace them, but I don't look at us in a rebuilding phase. I look at us in a retooling phase. We're going to be a different type of team this year."

Which means you won't see as many 70, 80 or 90 yard runs, big plays as the result of a once-in-a-generation athlete.

What you will see is the style of football that puts a smile on Dave Miller's face - three yards here, four yards there, first downs and move the chains.

"Stay on schedule," emphasized Miller in regards to his team's approach in 2014. "We have to execute, protect the football and control the time of possession."

With just 34 kids on the roster, including just four seniors, the Buccs field its youngest team since Dave Miller took over at Covington in 2007.

But Miller doesn't care what the Buccs don't have in regards to numbers and returning starters. What he does care about is the quality of collective individuals he has in black and white uniforms.

"I'd rather have the 34 kids we have than have 10 or 15 more who didn't really want to be here," he said. "From top to bottom, these kids have bought in. This is the most complete group I've had since I've been here in regards to participation and accountability in our summer program - and that says a lot because we've had some very good groups in the past. These kids work very hard."

Still, the key for Covington in 2014 will be how well the team matures together as a unit.

"We'll have to find a way to overcome our lack of game experience," Miller said. "Practice experience is one thing, but the key for us is how fast we can mature with game experience."

And Covington is learning by fire with three brutal scrimmages against the likes of Milton Union, Eaton and Versailles. Then, the Buccs host St. Henry in the season opener.

"We're right into the fire right away and we wouldn't want it any other way," said Miller. "I like our scrimmages because each one of those teams give us different looks and all three programs are traditionally strong. I love having St. Henry on the schedule in week one because you have to come out ready to play right away. We couldn't ask for a better August in regards to competition."

From there, Covington has nine weeks of Cross County Conference games with some huge match ups with against years playoff teams in Miami East, Tri-County North and National Trail, along with several other teams who many feel will challenge the top CCC teams from a year ago.

"Tri-County North only lost about four seniors and I've heard Twin Valley South will be much better," Miller said. "But we can't worry that. We have to take it one week, one day, one play at a time and focus on maxing out in our effort. If we do that, everything else will take care of itself."

The more things change, the more they stay the same - in Covington.

2014 BUCCANEER FOOTBALL ROSTER...
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# PLAYER NAME

YR

HT WT POS
3 Noah Thomas 11 5-6 147 DB/HB/FB
4 Nathan Blei 10 5-11 155 DB/HB/QB
7 Ben Kuether 11 5-11 162 LB/WR/TE
10 Jared Williams 11 5-10 164 DB/QB
11 Coleman Ryan 11 5-5 126 DB/WR
12 Ethan Herron 9 5-8 160 DB/LB/HB
13 Jett Murphy 9 5-4 134 DB/HB
15 Lance Miller 10 5-9 163 LB/HB/FB
17 Zane Barnes 10 5-10 140 DE/WR
18 Cade Harshbarger 9 5-7 117 DB/WR
20 Bradley Wiggins 9 5-7 135 LB/HB/QB
22 Brock Murphy 12 5-9 169 DB/HB
23 Kodie Taylor 10 5-5 162 LB/HB/FB
24 Branden Robinson 10 5-8 150 DB/HB/QB
34 Shane Straw 11 5-6 139 DB/HB/
42 Brandon Magee 11 6-1 194 LB/FB
44 Deron White 10 5-9 153 LB/FB
45 Joey Schmelzer 9 5-6 162 LB/FB
50 Josh Earick 12 5-11 178 DL/OL
51 Logan Perkins 12 5-11 180 DL/OL
54 Ian Fries 11 6-2 246 DL/OL
56 Zach Barnes 11 6-3 181 DL/OL
57 Robert Gengler 12 6-4 207 DL/OL
59 Adam Lefeld 10 5-11 165 DL/OL
66 Chace Hinnegan 11 5-8 234 DL/OL
70 Logan Fields 11 5-6 159 DL/OL
71 Dylan Swob 9 5-8 232 DL/OL
72 Ethan Nash 11 6-0 214 DL/OL
73 Carl Lankford 10 5-11 279 DL/OL
75 Bryce Keiser 9 5-8 218 DL/OL
77 Seth Thomas 10 6-0 232 DL/OL
78 Bowen Swank 9 5-8 190 DL/OL
79 Christian Nelson 10 5-10 230 DL/OL
87 Zach Parrett 9 6-0 141 DE/WE/TE
THE SCOOBINATOR: Dennis "Scooby" Willoughby returns for another season as the Buccs #1 Fan.