COVINGTON – The Covington Buccaneers took one on the chin Friday night against a very talented, physical and disciplined Ansonia football team that handed the Buccs a 56-0 defeat in the home opener.
It was apparent from the outset that Ansonia was the more experienced football team as the Tigers forced Covington into a three-and-out on the opening possession of the game and then methodically drove the ball down the field for an 8-0 lead. The drive was capped by a two-yard plunge by Keegan Weiss and a two-point conversion.
Covington turned the ball over via fumble on back-to-back possessions and Ansonia took advantage by scoring on a 41-yard run by Garrett Stammen and an 18-yard run by Keegan Weiss. The Tigers then took a 28-0 lead on a 60-yard interception return by Wyatt Spencer.
Overall, the Buccaneers had five turnovers on the night – three on interceptions and two via fumble. Ansonia was able to score touchdowns on each turnover Covington surrendered. The Buccaneers tallied 78 yards of total offense to 389 for the Tigers.
It all led to a 50-0 lead for Ansonia at the half and final score of 56-0.
The overall performance and final outcome wasn’t what Covington was hoping for, but this game doesn’t deter or define the overall commitment and effort these kids have put in each and every day. This game – against an Ansonia team who has the potential to make a deep run in the state playoffs – was a learning experience the Buccaneers can use to build on for the remainder of the season.
Up next is a road contest against Fort Loramie.