It was a long, cold season for the Buccaneers as they failed to record a second straight winning season.

1993 Covington Buccaneers: Row 1 - Matt Apple, David Brandenburg, Noah Turner, Jeremy Ingle, Matt Pattison, Chip Hartley, Sam McCool, Justin York, Mack Snyder. Row 2 - Noah Sherry, Matt Weikert, Bill O'Conner, Travis Bubeck, Mitch Schmidt, Andy Dysinger, Adam Hittle, Bill Hicks, Lee Schmidt, Jason Wills, Head Coach Dave Tobias. Row 3 - Jim Finfrock, Jerry Carder, Heath Brewer, Scott Albright, Casey Minnich, Ben Garber, Nate Manning, Jason Studebaker, Joe Shefbuch, Paul Poast, Rob Immel, Jason Dysinger, Coach Roger Craft, Coach Steve Dunn. Row 4 - Wyatt Lee, Dale White, Todd Vanderhorst, Chad Ingle, Jason Durbin, Ward Bell, Andy Shaffer, Isaiah Kellar, Josh Carder, Nick Manson, Brock Fields, Jason Staudt, Brian Rudy, Coach Doug Swartz. Not Pictured: Kris Alexander and Tony Alexander.
Dave Tobias

With eleven seniors and eleven returning lettermen coming back from a 6-4 season a year ago, expectations were high for another winning season in 1993.

Unfortunately the Buccaneers fell short of their goal, finishing at 4-6 with two of the losses coming by a single point.

The Buccaneers appeared to be well on their way for an outstanding season as they began the season with three straight wins. Those wins came against Miami East, 28-12; National Trail, 26-14; and Tri-County North, 14-0.

A season of promise began to unravel after a 30-0 shellacking at the hand of Bethel gave Covington its first defeat.

Four more losses followed in consecutive games, but the losses to Mississinawa Valley and Arcanum hurt the most. In both contests the Buccs fell short by one point.

Covington finally ended the losing streak with a 27-8 victory over Lakeside Danbury in week nine.

The celebration was short lived, however, as the Buccs suffered their most embarrassing loss of the year in the season finale to rival Bradford, 34-0. The loss to the Railroaders was the worse loss ever suffered to Bradford in terms of point differential.

Along with the nine seniors the Buccaneers lose to graduation, the Buccaneers will have a new head coach in 1994. Dave Tobias stepped down and moves into an assistant coaching position under Bob Riley.

Post season honors for 1993 were: Ben Garber, First team all CCC; Joe Shefbuch, Kris Alexander and Andy Shaffer were named Honorable Mention All League.

1993 BUCCS - 4-6



Miami East


National Trail


Tri-County North




Mississinawa Valley




Twin Valley South




Lakeside Danbury




Seniors: Row 1 - Ben Garber, Jason Studebaker, Nate Manning, Scott Albright. Row 2 - Dale White, Casey Minnich, Chad Ingle, Joe Shefbuch, Wyatt Lee. Not Pictured: Kris and Tony Alexander.
Returning Letterman: Row 1 - Ben Garber, Wyatt Lee, Nate Manning, Scott Albright. Row 2 - Dale White, Ward Bell, Chad Ingle, Andy Shaffer, Jason Durbin. Not Pictured: Kris and Tony Alexander.
Captains: Nate Manning, Chad Ingle, Scott Albright.
Coaches: Head Coach Dave Tobias, Doug Swartz, Roger Craft, Steve Dunn.
The Buccaneers play in the snow.
The Buccaneers enter the field before a game.