After six years of frustration the Covington Buccaneers have recorded their first winning season since 1985.

1992 Covington Buccaneers: Row 1 - Jason wackler, Mike Gray, Rob Jacquemin, John Schilling, Brad Weer, Jason Kyzer, Corey Turner, Greg Vandegrift. Row 2 - Tony Alexander, Scott Albright, Gar Deeter, Ben Garber, Kris Alexander, Nathan Manning, Wyatt Lee, Jason Studebaker, Doug Wolaver. Row 3 - Noah Sherry, Ward Bell, Joe Schefbuch, Dale White, Casey Minnich, Chad Ingle, Brian Rudy, Heath Brewer, Adam Hittle. Row 4 - Coach Roger Craft, Pat McKibben, Jim Finfrock, Ron Immel, Isaiah Kellar, Todd Vanderhorst, Jason Dysinger, Nick Manson, Josh Carter, Head Coach Dave Tobias. Back Row - Coach Steve Dunn, Eric Fields, Jason Staudt, Andy Shaffer, Paul Post, Jason Durbin, Lee Schmidt, Coach Doug Swartz.
Dave Tobias

If you go back throughout the years of Covington football, you will notice the tradition of winning established over the years. Considering the number of years the Buccs have had outstanding seasons, recording a 6-4 record doesn’t seem too exciting.

But, the 6-4 record the 1992 Buccaneers recorded has never been more exciting considering the frustration of three straight 1-9 season and how long it’s been since Covington has enjoyed a winning season.

To find a winning season in the Buccaneer football program, you have to all the way back to 1985 when Covington finished at 11-2 and enjoyed a playoff run into the Regional Finals.

It’s been six seasons of frustration, but now the Buccaneers can say they are winners.

The Buccaneers won four out of their first five contests with wins over Bradford, National Trail, Bethel, and Mississinawa Valley. The lone loss midway through the season was an overtime 17-14 defeat at the hands of Tri-County North.

The second half of the season wasn’t as kind to the Buccs as they only managed two wins in the final five games. The wins came over Twin Valley South and a second win over Bradford.

By finishing at 6-4, the Buccaneers have taken a significant step forward in re-establishing a tradition of winning football. Two of Covington four losses were in overtime to Tri-County North and Arcanum.

Third year coach Dave Tobias stressed his pleasure in the 1993 yearbook:

“The 1992 Covington Buccaneer football team accomplished many goals this season, including something they have not been able to achieve the past six years. Post a season-ending winning record of 6-4.

Other accomplishments in 1992 were beating Bradford twice, finishing third in the Cross County Conference with a 5-3 record and leading all opponents in every statistical category at the end of the season.

But the biggest accomplishment in my eyes was teamwork. Everything we did, we did as a team. Teamwork leads to wins and wins lead to respect and recognition. Players receiving recognition for their team play were Rob Jacquemin, Jason Kyzer, and Brad Weer as All-League selections. Andy Shaffer, Kris and Tony Alexander, Jason Wackler, and Nate Manning received Honorable Mention All-League honors. The highest recognition came when Brad Weer was voted by the Cross County Conference coaches as the Outstanding Lineman of the Year in the League.

Congratulations go out to these players, the 1992 football team and especially the assistant coaches for the wonderful job they did this season. Lets keep the winning tradition alive in Covington. Go Buccs!”

– Coach Tobias

1992 BUCCS - 6-4





National Trail


Tri-County North




Mississinawa Valley




Twin Valley South




Miami East




Returning Lettermen: Row 1 - Ron Jacquemin, Mike Gray, Scott Albright, Jason Wackler, Brad Weer. Row 2 - John Schilling, Tony Alexander, Jason Kyzer, Corey Turner, and Kris Alexander.
Returning Lettermen: Row 1 - Ron Jacquemin, Mike Gray, Scott Albright, Jason Wackler, Brad Weer. Row 2 - John Schilling, Tony Alexander, Jason Kyzer, Corey Turner, and Kris Alexander.
Captains: Rob Jacquemin, Jason Kyzer, Corey Turner, Brad Weer.
The Buccaneer running game sparked memories of years gone by.
The Buccaneer defense stood up to the challenge in many close games.
Andy Shaffer runs the ball.
Quarterback Rob Jacquemin leads the Buccaneer offense.