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Dusty Hess spent a lot of time in the Panther backfield.

August 30, 2002 – W. ALEXANDRIA
The Buccs started out slow as they had a hard time moving the ball on their first two possessions. Finally, Boomer Schmidt got things going with a 23-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put the Buccs up 7-0.

Then, Brady Reck broke open the flood gates by returning an interception 58 yards for another score midway through the second quarter to put the Buccs up 13-0. On the Buccs’ next drive, Brady called his own number from 11 yards out to put the Buccs up 19-0 at the half.

While the Buccs struggled at times on offense, the Buccaneer defense was dominating. Dusty Hess took over the game on defense…spending most of the night in the South backfield. Number 78 harassed South’s quarterback on a number of occasions. When he wasn’t draped all over him for a quarterback sack, Hess was knocking down passes before they could cross the line of scrimmage. It was an impressive performance by Hess as he single handily disrupted the South offensive game plan.

While Hess and the defense continued to dominate in the second half, the Buccaneer offense started to find their groove. Boomer Schmidt broke loose for another long touchdown run while Jordan Shafer took a screen pass 48 yards for a score of his own.

Twin Valley South managed to reach the end zone as well but it was too little, too late for the Panthers. South’s Steve Byrd broke loose in the third quarter for a 49-yard touchdown run, but the Buccs had already built a lead they would not relinquish with the way they were playing defense. When the final seconds ran off of the clock, the Buccs celebrated a 39-7 victory.

To lead the Buccs on offense was Boomer Schmidt who ran 19 times for 196 yards and 2 touchdowns while Jordan Shafer racked up 64 yards on 4 receptions and one touchdown from 48 yards out. Brady Reck was also solid as he completed 7 passes for 115 yards and 1 touchdown while running for a touchdown of his own.

The Buccs raise their record to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the CCC while South drops to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the CCC. Next the Buccs host National Trail in another CCC battle.

First Downs – 14
Rushing – 297
Passing – 115
Total Yards – 412
Total Plays – 63
Fumbles – 0-0
Penalties – 1-15

Covington Rushing:
Boomer Schmidt – 19-196-2td-48long
Jesse Hitt – 11-46-1td-15long
Brady Reck – 3-20-1td-11long
Jordan Shafer – 1-14-0td-14long
Nick Christian – 1-8-0td-8long
Mike Varno – 3-7-0td-3long
Dusty Rhoades – 1-4-0td-4long
Kevin Wright – 2-2-0td-1long

Covington Passing:
Brady Reck – 22-8-115-1td-1int

Covington Receiving:
Jordan Shafer – 4-64-1td-48long
Ross Mohler – 3-31-0td-22long
Boomer Schmidt – 1-20-0td-20long

First Downs – 5
Rushing – 55
Passing – 29
Total Yards – 84
Total Plays – 58
Fumbles – 1-1
Penalties – 0-0

T.V. South Rushing:
Steve Byrd – 10-74-1td-49long
Travis Angel – 11-16-0td-7long
Nate Armstrong – 1-1-0td-1long
Adam Marit – 1-(-1)-0td-0long
Kyle Rehmert – 11-(-35)-0td-7long

T.V. South Passing:
Kyle Rehmert – 7-22-29yds-0td-1int

T.V. South Receiving:
Caleb Betzner – 3-4-0td-2long
Jobe Hickey – 2-12-0td-8long
Jordan Keener – 1-5-0td-5long
Kyle Clevenger – 1-8-0td-8long

Scoring by Quarters:
Buccs: …..7……12……7……13 – 39
South: …..0…….0……7……..0 – 07

Jordan Shafer heads to the end zone on a 48-yard touchdown.
Dusty Hess gets the crowd up after a big play.