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DATE OPP H/A W/L
8/7 Versailles/TV (SC) H 1pm
8/13 Anna (SC) H 7pm
8/20 St. Henry A 0-42
8/27 Mechanicsburg H 0-49
9/3 Fort Loramie A 25-42
9/10 Troy Christian H 0-44
9/17 Bethel A 26-21
9/24 Northridge H 7pm
10/1 Milton-Union A 7pm
10/8 Lehman H 7pm
10/15 Riverside H 7pm
10/22 Miami East A 7pm
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TEAM CCC ALL
MILTON-UNION 2-0 4-1
NORTHRIDGE 2-0 3-2
RIVERSIDE 1-1 3-2
TROY CHRISTIAN 1-1 3-2
MIAMI EAST 1-1 2-3
COVINGTON 1-1 1-4
BETHEL 0-2 0-5
LEHMAN 0-2 0-5
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INTRODUCING COACH MORGAN...

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2021 PREVIEW: BACK TO "OLD SCHOOL" FOOTBALL...
First-year coach Austin Morgan and the Covington Buccaneers return the program to a philosophy that is proven to produce success - relentless effort, attitude, accountability, discipline, toughness, commitment, and teamwork.
| 2021 FOOTBALL ROSTER | 2021 CHEER ROSTER |
Senior Connor Sindelir and the Buccaneers look to establish the groundwork for taking the program to a higher level in the future.
Ryan Rohr and the Buccaneer line will be critical to the team's success in 2021.

AUGUST 18, 2021 - COVINGTON
Austin Morgan is the perfect coach at the perfect time for a Covington football team that will field just six seniors and five juniors on a roster consisting of 30 players in 2021.

The reason, Austin Morgan, who was recently hired to replace Tyler Cates, who left to be the head coach at Vandalia-Butler, is a young, energetic coach with a philosophy that meshes very well with the tradition of Covington football. Some may label Morgan’s philosophy as “Old School” but it is proven to produce winning results.

The philosophy Morgan preaches is relentless effort, attitude, accountability, discipline, toughness, commitment, and teamwork.

And the kids who will suit up for Covington in 2021 have bought in - hook, line and sinker.

Granted, Covington lost several kids who were in uniform a year ago due to the increased demands of time and effort, but the foundation of re-establishing Covington football to its past glory is in full motion.

The senior class is small, but the six seniors who stuck it out through the grueling and productive offseason are the catalysts for the new era of Buccaneer football as they have set the example of embracing the challenges set forth by the new coaching staff Morgan has compiled.

Cam Kirker has emerged as a leader and will contribute greatly as a multi-dimensional player on offense and in the defensive backfield for the Buccs. Kirker has earned his way into critical roles on the team with hard work and a rugged determination to maximize his potential. Toughness is his strength, which blends well with the philosophy Morgan is trying to implement.

Connor Sindelir returns to provide a spark at linebacker on defense and will be a key component in the offense with his ability to block, run and haul in passes. Sindelir is a gamer - a hard-nosed player who has one speed - full speed. He also provides the most experience on the team as he lettered every season since he was a sophomore.

Rickey Stephan returns on the offensive and defensive lines as a steady performer. Stephan is one the smallest linemen, but makes up for his size with relentless effort, willingness to be coached hard and competitive nature.

Jake Dilley takes over at center for Covington and joins Sindelir on defense at linebacker. Dilley raised eyebrows all summer with his dogged determination and willingness to be a sponge when it comes to learning techniques the coaches instructed all summer.

The tallest and arguably the most athletically gifted athlete on the field for Covington is Landon LaPoint, who gives the Buccaneers a huge target in the passing game. LaPoint also provides leadership in the secondary as a safety.

Last, but not least of the seniors is Jensen Wagoner. Like Kirker, Wagoner is another multi-dimensional player for Covington capable of playing multiple positions on the field. Wagoner is big and athletic - and has a nose for finding openings in a defense while running the football. He also provides relentless effort on the defensive side of the ball at outside linebacker.

The remainder of the roster is unknown to those who do not follow Covington football, but the potential is extremely exciting.

Juniors Ryan Rohr, Ryan Remley, Ethan Gerling and Cameron Ha will contribute greatly on the offensive and defensive lines, while sophomores Grayson Wills and Hayden Barker will contribute as well. Brian Morrison, also a junior, will contribute greatly at wideout and in the secondary.

Sophomores Trey Schmelzer, Mason Saunders and Braydon Pergram will provide quality depth on both sides of the ball, while freshmen Izaiah Sherman and Christian Jarvis will both see significant playing time on offense and defense for the Buccs. Unfortunately, the biggest hurt for Covington during the off-season was the injury loss of sophomore Jericho Quinter, who was anticipated to be a key contributor on both sides of the ball.

After thirty years in the Cross County Conference where Covington won 15 league titles, the Buccaneers look forward to opening things up in the newly formed Three Rivers Conference with old CCC rivals Miami East and Bethel, along with Milton-Union, Northridge, Riverside, Troy Christian and Lehman Catholic. The Buccs also play non-conference games against St. Henry, Mechanicsburg and Fort Loramie - making for the toughest regular schedule Covington has faced since the old SRC (Southwest Rivers Conferences) days of the 1980s.

But Austin Morgan and his Buccaneers are looking forward to the challenges that are ahead.

Because those challenges will only lead to future success - as long as the kids continue to buy in to the “Old School” philosophy that has been the foundation of success for Covington football in its 75-year history.

Senior Jensen Wagoner and the Buccs begin a new era in a new conference.
Senior Cam Kirker has emerged as a leader due to his hard work and determination throughout the off-season.