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DATE OPP H/A W/L
8/10 Milton (S) A 6pm
8/14 Eaton (S) H 6pm
8/21 Versailles (S) A 7pm
8/28 St. Henry A 3-27
9/5 Arcanum A 35-6
9/11 Miss. Valley (HOF) H 49-0
9/18 Bethel A 30-8
9/25 Troy Christian H 28-14
10/2 TC North (HC) H 28-21
10/9 Miami East A 21-20
10/16 TV South H 30-34
10/23 National Trail A 56-6
10/30 Ansonia (PN) H 42-6
11/6 Lehman H 16-20
2015 CCC STANDINGS
TEAM CCC ALL
COVINGTON 7-1 8-2
MIAMI EAST 7-1 8-2
TC NORTH 6-2 7-3
TV SOUTH 5-3 6-4
BETHEL 4-4 5-5
ARCANUM 4-4 5-5
NATIONAL TRAIL 2-6 3-7
ANSONIA 1-7 2-8
MISSISSINAWA 0-9 0-10
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2015 LIFT-A-THON...
July 23rd Scrimmage...
Midnight Hit...

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
2015 COVINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM: Row 1 (L-R): Shane Straw, Logan Fields, Chace Hinnegan, Ben Kuether, Zach Barnes, Brandon Magee, Ethan Nash, Jared Williams, Noah Thomas, Coleman Ryan. Row 2 (L-R): Lance Miller, Branden Robinson, Nathan Blei, Seth Thomas, Nate Armentrout, Zane Barnes, Carl Lankford, Adam Lefeld, Deron White. Row 3 (L-R): Sam Pritchard, Ethan Herron, Bowen Swank, Christian Nelson, Ty Freeman, Bryce Keiser, Caleb Rawson, Gavin McReynolds. Row 4 (L-R): Dimaurye Ewing, Parker Dysinger, Ian Wilson, Eli Gerling, Garrett Warner.
2015 COVINGTON FOOTBALL PREVIEW...
The 2015 Covington Buccaneers continue to have high expectations with 32 kids who have been fully invested since the start of the summer program.
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COVINGTON - The Covington Buccaneers enter the 2015 season fresh off a 6-4 regular season record and a 10th straight state playoff birth in a season filled with injuries and youth.

And with Covington's tradition of success, many outsiders would consider the 2014 campaign as a down year, but those close to the program considered the season a huge success considering the adversity the team faced throughout the year.

"I've never seen a Covington team this young and have so many injuries. The fact that we are even in the discussion (for the playoffs) is unbelievable considering everything this team has been through," said a Covington fan after the Ansonia game.

Miller credited the kids.

"The kids where the main reason for our success last season." he said. "They bought in and never wavered in spite of a lot of adversity. That's pretty special."

That was then and this is now, and the Buccaneers are looking for bigger and better things in 2015 as the majority of the roster returns with experience.

"We have the potential to be very good," Miller said as his team entered the week off before two-a-days in late July. "All of the kids have been here in the summer. All of the kids are fully invested."

Covington's roster consists of 32 kids, lower than in the past few years, but Miller isn't concerned with numbers.

"Yeah, we have 32 kids, but all of these kids can play," he said after the annual Midnight Hit. "And the kids are tight too. There's a brotherhood here between these kids. They pull for each other and encourage one another. I really like our team chemistry, especially considering we are this early in two-a-days. A lot of that team chemistry was developed over the summer because they all were invested from the beginning."

From last year Covington lost four seniors who meant so much to the success of the program during their time in the black and white. The Buccaneers also lost three lettermen who chose to pursue other interests.

But what the Buccaneers do return for the 2015 season excites Miller.

"Would we like to have more kids, absolutely," Miller continued. "But hey, even with 32 kids we have some depth there. We have a lot of kids back from last year and some freshmen who can play. Where we are lacking, in a sense, are the numbers at the reserve level."

Among the 32 kids, 10 are seniors and 10 are juniors, most of which are returning lettermen. There is a small sophomore class of four, but two lettered a year ago as freshmen.

The remainder of the roster consists of eight freshmen who are hungry for action.

"I like our younger kids for the way they have bought in from the beginning," Miller said. "Some of our younger kids are pushing for playing time on Friday nights."

With a balanced blend of experienced veterans and hungry rookies, the Buccs look to climb back to the top of the Cross County Conference standings - a place Covington has been in five of Miller's eight years as head football coach.

Covington also looks to qualify for the state playoffs for the 11th straight year and the 20th time in school history.

"At Covington, we expect to go 10-0 and make the playoffs," senior Coleman Ryan said at Covington's annual football camp. "At a lot of schools, making the playoffs is a dream. Here, it's an expectation."

And that expectation continues in 2015.

2015 BUCCANEER FOOTBALL ROSTER...
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# PLAYER NAME

YR

HT WT POS
3 Noah Thomas 12 5-6 155 DB/HB/FB
4 Nathan Blei 11 5-11 169 DB/QB
5 Tyler Freeman 10 6-1 153 DB/QB/HB
7 Ben Kuether 12 5-11 174 LB/TE
10 Jared Williams 12 5-11 173 DB/HB/QB
11 Coleman Ryan 12 5-5 133 DB/WR
12 Ethan Herron 10 5-8 173 DB/LB/HB
15 Lance Miller 11 5-9 180 LB/HB/FB
17 Zane Barnes 12 6-0 160 OLB/WR
18 Parker Dysinger 9 5-8 129 DB/QB/HB
20 Caleb Rawson 9 5-10 166 LB/WR
21/34 Shane Straw 12 5-6 147 DB/HB
24 Branden Robinson 11 5-9 160 DB/HB/QB
25 Dimaurye Ewing 9 5-8 154 DB/HB/FB
42 Garrett Warner 9 5-2 155 LB/FB
44 Deron White 11 5-9 159 LB/FB
50 Ian Wilson 9 5-8 168 DL/OL
56 Zach Barnes 12 6-2 193 DL/OL
58 Brandon Magee 12 6-1 196 DE/OL
59 Adam Lefeld 11 5-11 180 DL/OL
62 Nate Armentrout 11 6-4 299 DL/OL
64 Gavin McReynolds 9 5-10 151 LB/OL
66 Chace Hinnegan 12 5-10 252 DL/OL
68 Eli Gerling 9 5-9 214 DL/OL
70 Logan Fields 12 5-6 277 DL/OL
72 Ethan Nash 12 6-0 226 DL/OL
73 Carl Lankford 11 6-0 280 DL/OL
74 Sam Pritchard 9 5-10 171 DL/OL
75 Bryce Keiser 10 5-8 238 DL/OL
77 Seth Thomas 11 5-11 238 DL/OL
78 Bowen Swank 10 5-9 207 DL/OL
79 Christian Nelson 11 5-10 196 DL/OL
2015 COACHING STAFF: (L-R): Jeremy Yingst, Jeff Schwartz, Shad Earick, Head Coach Dave Miller, Bill Besecker, Tike Swank.
Senior, Brandon Magee ruturns to lead the Buccs in 2015.