• Post category:2000 SEASON
The Buccaneers huddle up before kickoff against Mississinawa Valley.

UNION CITY – Thirteen penalties would usually destroy any hope for victory and drive coaches crazy. Especially when three of the penalties negated touchdowns.

The Buccs got away with their mistakes against a gutsy, but outgunned Mississinawa Valley team that is yet to win a game.

The Buccs sported a balance running game as Josh Burelison and Boomer Schmidt both broke the 100-yard barrier.

Mike Cope chipped in 89 yards and 2 touchdown on only 5 carries. One of Copes touchdowns came on a 59-yard run as he broke three tackles and outran the secondary to the end zone.

Boomer Schmidt also recorded 2 touchdowns, one coming on a 52-yard run.

The Buccs offense also moved the ball through the air.

Dusty Blythe completed 11 out of 15 passes for 130 yards without throwing an interception.

Even though the Buccs won 47-0, the 13 penalties the Buccs racked up and the loss of Brady Reck for the season is cause for concern to the Buccs’ coaching staff.

Covington improves to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the CCC, while Mississinawa Valley drops their record to 0-5 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

Covington returns home next week against Arcanum.