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DATE OPP H/A W/L
8/21 Versailles (SC) A 7pm
8/28 Bethel H 28-12
9/4 Miami East A 43-14
9/11 TV South A 40-7
9/17 Fort Loramie H 7-41
9/25 TC North A 26-0
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10/9 Ansonia H 0-10
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10/24 West Jefferson A 20-55
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11/5 Minster H 14-16
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TEAM CCC ALL
TRI-VILLAGE 6-0 6-0
FORT LORAMIE 5-1 5-1
ANSONIA 4-1 5-1
COVINGTON 4-1 4-2
ARCANUM 4-2 4-2
TC NORTH 3-3 3-3
NATIONAL TRAIL 2-2 2-3
BETHEL 2-4 2-4
MIAMI EAST 2-4 2-4
MISSISSINAWA 1-5 1-6
TV SOUTH 1-5 1-6
BRADFORD 0-6 1-6
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YEAR WIN LOSS TIE
2016 11 1 0
2017 5 5 0
2018 7 4 0
2019 10 3 0
2020 5 5 0
IT'S NICE TO SEE THE KIDS COMPETE...
Covington traveled to Versailles for its first and only scrimmage of the 2020 season - and despite some correctable mistakes, showed signs of being a team who can have another memorable season.
Jakob Hamilton (left) and Gavin Swank (right) coverge to tackle a Tiger runner.
Junior quarterback Jenson Wagoner follows through on a pass on Friday at Versailles.
Freshman Carter Owens battles for extra yardage against Versailles.

AUGUST 21, 2020 - VERSAILLES
It wasn’t the type of atmosphere folks are accustomed to when it comes to high school football, but Friday’s scrimmage between Covington and Versailles was a blessing for both teams because the kids could at least participate in a competitive situation in preparation for their respective season-openers next Friday.

Covington, who opens at home against Bethel next week, wanted to see where it stands after losing 16 seniors from a team that reached the regional finals a year ago.

And what Covington found out is there is plenty of potential for yet another succesful season if it can correct the mistakes made against a very good Versailles team.

The Buccaneers’ bug-a-boo on this night was missed tackles, and Versailles took advantage with big plays - netting five varsity scores on the night.

The scrimmage started with each varsity team receiving the ball for ten plays. Versailles took possession of the ball first and scored on its third play on a 60-yard run after two missed tackles by the Buccaneers at the line of scrimmage.

Covington put together a nicely executed drive of its own on its first ten-play sequence and marched the ball to the Tiger five by mixing in the run with well executed, short passes.

The Covington defense, which picked up the intensity after surrendering the big run earlier, held Versailles in check until giving up yet another big run to the Tigers on the seventh play of the ensuing ten-play possession. Again, it was a missed tackle in the backfield that resulted into the scoring run for the Tigers.

On Covington’s next ten-play sequence on offense, the Buccaneers benefitted from a nice run by senior fullback Gavin Swank and another nice run by senior Trentin Alexander. But the Versailles defense halted the momentum with an interception return for a score on Covington’s third offensive play.

Covington then moved the ball to the Tiger 35 on the remaining seven plays of the possession.

After the JV units had their opportunities at ten plays each, the varsity units returned to the field in down-and-distance situations.

Versailles started with the ball and moved to the Buccaneer 40. On third-and-long, Covington appeared to have the Tiger quarterback Carson Bey wrapped up in the backfield, but couldn’t finish the play. The elusive Tiger signal caller capitalized on the missed tackles and broke loose for a 40-yard scoring run.

On the Covington’s first offensive possession of down-and-distance, the Buccaneers moved the ball to the Tiger 35 before the drive stalled on fourth down.

The Covington defense held on the ensuing possession by stuffing the Tigers on fourth-and-short to give the ball back to the offense near midfield.

Unfortunately the Buccaneers couldn’t take advantage as a pass over the middle was intercepted by Versailles at its own 25.

Versailles followed with yet another big play - this time a 44-yard pass to the Buccaneer five. Three plays later the Tigers scored on a quick slant pass.

Covington then moved the ball into Versailles territory before the varsity portion of the scrimmage ended with the Tigers stopping the Buccs on fourth-and-one at the 46.

For Covington, yes there were mistakes made. But the mistakes made are correctable.

There were also some extremely positive signs for Covington as well - primarily the young offensive line. Versailles has a rich tradition of being a strong, physical program and the line opened up some nice holes for the Buccaneer backs against a stout defensive front.

Defensively the Buccaneers also showed promise as they forced Versailles into some long yardage situations. Eliminating the missed tackles for big plays will go a long way in showing a strong defense when the games actually count.

Tonight the game didn’t count, but it was so great for the kids on both teams to have an opportunity to compete - something that can be taken for granted in typical years.

Hopefully this season - in a year out of the ordinary - kids all over the state will be able to enjoy an entire season of competition.

THEY DESERVE IT!

Freshman Gunner Kimmel covers a Versailles receiver during junior varsity action.
Buccaneer senior Duncan Cooper makes a stop in the backfield.