WEST MILTON – Jim Stickley scored on the ground and Butch Boehringer scored through the air as Covington routed Milton-Union 40-13 Friday night.
Fullback Ty Owens opened the game’s coring with a 1-yard run. Bill Besecker added the kick to give the Buccs a 7-0 lead. Boehringer gave the Buccs a 13-0 lead when he picked off a Doug Rammell pass and covered 25 yards for the score. Besecker booted the extra point to give the Buccs a 14-0 lead after one quarter of play.
Milton cut the lead to eight in the second quarter on a 65-yard pass from Rammell to Todd Berner. The run for the two-point conversion failed.
Boehringer added touchdown No. 2 when he was on the receiving end of a 50-yard scoring strike from quarterback Matt Pond. Besecker kicked the extra point to give the Buccs a 21-6 halftime lead.
The Buccs put the game out of reach in the third quarter with a pair of touchdowns. Stickley scored on an 8-yard run, while Pond found the end zone from 12 yards out. Both kicks for extra points failed.
Covington increased its lead to 40-6 on a Stickley 2-yard run and Besecker kick. Chris Geisler scored from 2 yards out for Milton’s final score. Shawn Eardley added the kick.
Covington (4-0, 1-0) will host Tipp City Friday.
COV: Ty Owens 1-yd run (Bill Besecker Kick)
COV: Butch Boehringer 25-yd interception return (Besecker Kick)
MU: Todd Berner 65-yd pass from Doug Rammel (Run failed)
COV: Butch Boehringer 50-yd pass from Matt Pond (Besecker Kick)
COV: Jim Stickley 8-yd run (Kick Failed)
COV: Matt Pond 12-yd run (Kick Failed)
COV: Jim Stickley 2-yd run (Besecker Kick)
MU: Chris Geisler 2-yd run (Shawn Eardley Kick)
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Covington: 14 7 12 7 = 40
Milton-Union: 0 6 0 7 = 13