small numbers very smallWhy would they cancel games? I’m not in the know.
Covington is probably mid teens right now, and a majority of them are underclassmen. I’m pretty sure they only have 1 senior.I went to a small school as well, we only had 40 for varsity my senior year. There are schools playing with only 20 this year.
Covington is/was playing with 20 and only one senior. Rest quit, apparently didn't like new coach. Basically, they are/were a JV team playing varsity schedule.I went to a small school as well, we only had 40 for varsity my senior year. There are schools playing with only 20 this year.
Of sports where only a finite number of people can be in the competition area at one time, that is true. Otherwise, you've got what I might call the "participation sports" like cross country, track, swimming, etc. Then there's wrestling where if you crack the varsity lineup, you could potentially have 5 matches in a day at a weekend event. I was a nondescript JV XC runner in HS, and I actually ran more races than some of the varsity guys. They got to sit out a few dual meets (almost nobody runs those anymore) where they weren't needed for us to win. In exchange, they got to run the 3 postseason meets where only the top 7 compete (district, regional, state), but at least their race load was spread out over 3 extra weeks. In 1 of my XC seasons, I ran 15 XC races in 56 days. They raced me into the ground, haha.That’s a shame. Covington is a name I knew just from reading the Enquirer which was a big deal in the mid to late 90s on Sundays. Any kid I see at the game my son would be attending or playing in, I tell them football will give you the most opportunity for playing time then any other sport.
Absolutely. They still have one of the best websites dedicated to the history of Covington football.A once very proud program.
Remember the epic game vs the Mogadore Wildcats at Akron Rubber Bowl! And Mogadore pulling it out in OT!!A once very proud program.
started the season with 21 playersWhy would they cancel games? I’m not in the know.
Speaking of Cedarville, that's a program that has not been what it once was, Southeastern as well.That is really sad to hear. We had a little rivalry going on with them in the late 90's, I went to Cedarville. I was always impressed on how nice they took care of their field and how they had numbers on every 5 yard line, when most schools do every ten. Its kind of funny to remember stuff like that but you could tell they took a lot of pride in their program. I hope they get it back to where it was again soon.
Heck, Vanlue are the mighty 12 right now and finished a game with 10 a couple weeks ago. Not saying it’s right because that’s a whole other topic.small numbers very small
He has to wait until another media outlets publishes it so he can plagerize it....Is anyone else more bummed that Radio Dave didnt break this story?
valid point.He has to wait until another media outlets publishes it so he can plagerize it....
The one thing about Covington is that their struggles seem to have coincided with the Covid season, a league change, and a coaching change. All of which happened in the period of two years. The tough part with many of the smaller towns and smaller programs, is there is no guarantee they rebound, or at least it can be very hard to recover.I think the reaction to Covid did a number to many institutions in our country. Covington was its best when Bob Huelsman was in charge. The area is stagnant and the need for new growth is being diverted to Troy, Piqua and Tipp. Covington will return but it might take new leadership. It is a shame. I think this is going on many places and it’s disheartening.
You are right about that. When Jim Villinger left being the head coach at Cedarville, they have never ben the same since. He finished with over 240 wins I think.Speaking of Cedarville, that's a program that has not been what it once was, Southeastern as well.