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A GREAT NIGHT FOR COVINGTON FOOTBALL...
Tyler Cates and his four Buccaneer players who were chosen to represent Covington in the annual MVFCA All-Star Game gave the school and community plenty to be proud of by the way they played and conducted themselves on the field.
Branden Robinson leaps over a South defender for extra yardage on his way to a 105-yard receiving effort in the MVFCA All-Star Game.
Covington coach Tyler Cates introduces the North squad, which he was selected to be the head coach.

JUNE 9, 2017 - CENTERVILLE
It was a great night for Covington football Friday as Buccaneer coach Tyler Cates coached four of his players for the final time in the annual MVFCA All-Star Game at Centerville High School.

And the four Buccaneers, despite being in the smallest division of high school football, performed at an elite level on a field consisting of the premier players from all divisions in the Dayton area.

First, senior quarterback Nathan Blei led the North squad with two touchdown passes, the only two scores in a 23-14 defeat. Blei displayed the same skills as the field general Buccaneer fans had enjoyed over the 2016 season, which led to an All-Ohio selection for his historic season in which he set the school's single season passing record in yards (2042) and touchdowns (28). He was patient and accurate throughout the contest and took advantage of opportunities when given the time by an offensive line that was put together through eight practices.

Second, senior All-Ohio performer Deron White showcased the heart and passion for the game in his performance as a linebacker for the North squad. White, who also played special teams, came up big with the South squad knocking on the door from inside the two in the second half. Wearing #51 instead of his custom #44, White stuffed South runners on back-to-back plays from his linebacker position on third and fourth down to force a turnover on downs for the North squad.

Third, senior Adam Lefeld did the dirty work at the nose for the North squad, despite being known for playing on the edge in 2016 for the Covington defense. Lefeld, an all-league and Southwest District selection in Division VII, consistently ate up double and triple teams at the point of attack to allow his teammates behind him a clear path to ball carriers. He also put pressure on the quarterback in passing situation through his relentless effort.

Lastly, senior Branden Robinson - another All-Ohio selection for the Buccs - had a monster game for the North squad in representing Covington - despite working all day prior to the game pouring concrete since 5am as part of his summer job for Milcon Concrete. The future Ball State walk-on, saw snaps in all phases of the game - offense, defense and special teams - the only North player to do so. Offensively, he caught five passes for 105 yards, including one where he out-leaped a South defender for a 30-yard gain. He recorded two tackles on special teams and didn't allow a reception in three series of work as a defensive back.

Yes, all four Covington players represented very well in regards to performing on the field.

But what pleased coach Tyler Cates, who was selected to coach the North squad, was the way the four Buccaneer players conducted themselves in a game filled with trash talking and unfortunate cheap shots.

"I'm so proud of our boys," said Cates in regards to the Covington kids. "They didn't get caught up in all of the trash talking and cheap shots we saw throughout the game. It's a shame some of this stuff happened and I'm embarrassed by it as the coach of the North squad. But the way Branden, Nathan, Adam and Deron played and handled everything makes me proud to be the coach at Covington. They are class acts and that reflects very highly on the program we have at Covington."

The score in all-star games doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. What matters is how your play and actions represent the school and community you're playing for.

And the four Buccaneer players represented their school and community very well.

Deron White stuffs a South runner on a goal line stand.
Nathan Blei delivers a pass during the MVFCA All-Star Game on Friday.
Adam Lefeld battles his way in the trenches in the All-Star Game at Centerville High School.