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1976-77 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS...
1977 District Champions: (left to Right: Rick Monnier, Steve Johnson, Chris Robertson, Jeff Hardenbrook, Chris Runyan, Mike Schmidt, Jay Meyer, Joe Hitchcock, Ed Boggs, Brent Cavender; (kneeling) Bob Huelsman.

The '76-'77 Covington Buccs were dominating. They finished the regular season with a 20-3 record and captured the District Championship. The Buccs' season came to an end in the regionals to eventual state champion, Ft. Loramie.

The Buccs were led by two talented players in Jay Meyer and Joe Hitchcock. Jay scored 515 points, (the second single season total to Tom Dunn's 567) averaging 22.4 points per game. Joe Hitchcock dropped in 18.2 points per game for a total of 418 points on the season.

Meyer finishes his career third on the Buccaneer's all-time scoring list with 1,000 points. Ahead of Meyer is Tom Dunn with 1,721 and Ed Hartley with 1,105 points.


Bob Huelsman and the Buccs celebrate Covington's 66-50 win over Clinton-Massie in the 1977 District Finals.

Jay Meyer was named to All Southwest District 1st Team, A.P. All State 2nd Team, and District 9 All-Star Team.

Note: All historical facts and placements are from the time the events happened.