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COVINGTON CATHOLIC (Class AAA)

SCHEDULE

Aug. 21 CovCath 24, Lou. St. Xavier 14
Aug. 27 vs. Boone County at Conner
Sept. 4 at Ryle
Sept. 11 COLUMBUS (OH) ST. FRANCIS DeSALES, 2 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Beechwood
Oct. 2 HIGHLANDS, 2 p.m.
Oct. 9 CONNER, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Holmes
Oct. 23 SCOTT, 2 p.m.
Oct. 29 at Dixie Heights
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: Lynn Ray (198-97, including 1-0 this year)

Outlook: CovCath began the year ranked No. 3 in the Courier-Journal's Class AAA state coaches poll. Louisville St. Xavier, the state's top-ranked AAAA team, will suggest CovCath was ranked a little low; CovCath upset St. X 24-14 in the season opener last Saturday.

The Colonels (1-0) will be dangerous this fall mainly because of a supercharged offense. ''We will score points on you,'' Ray said.

In senior QB Brett Dietz and junior tailback Cole Chadwick, CovCath returns the most profilic performers at their positions in Northern Kentucky.

Dietz threw for 1,642 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. ''I think he's the best quarterback in Kentucky,'' Ray said. Chadwick ran for 1,677 yards and 17 TDs last fall.

CovCath's schedule includes the preseason No. 1 teams in three classes: St. X (AAAA), Highlands (AAA) and Beechwood (A). It also plays Columbus St. Francis DeSales, which won Ohio's Division III title the past two seasons.

CovCath's third victory this fall will be the 200th of Ray's 24-year career.

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Mike AlbaneseRB6-1 195 11
Mike Applegate TE-LB6-3 231 11
Nick Beck DB5-11155 12
Tom Beck WR5-11175 12
Adam BlackLB5-10190 12
Eric Breetz DL5-8 190 10
Lou Brenner WR6-2 171 10
Vaston BrooksRB6-0 230 12
Chris Brunemann OL6-2 210 10
Adam BurkeDB6-3 190 12
Cole ChadwickRB6-0 185 11
Matt Collett OL5-10185 10
David Conner OL6-4 309 10
Beau Cunningham OL6-2 282 11
Brett Dietz QB6-4 198 12
Peter Dressman WR6-0 182 11
Brad Dusing DL6-1 243 12
Matt FoertschWR6-0 168 11
Brian Foltz DE6-0 182 10
John Forbes OL6-2 235 12
Brad FritzDB6-0 165 10
Zack GadberryRB6-0 180 10
Kyle Gallagher WR6-0 175 11
Blake GehringK 5-9 140 10
Matt Goebel DB6-0 167 11
Andy GoetzK 6-1 170 12
Bobby Greene DB6-1 170 12
Tim GroganQB5-11165 10
Sean Gruber LB6-2 174 10
Dan Heil WR5-10143 11
David HineWR5-9 150 10
David Leong LB6-1 215 12
Kevin Lonneman DE6-1 180 11
Matt Lubbers OL6-6 375 12
Mike Ludwig WR6-2 177 12
Zeke MaierOL6-0 200 10
Brian McDermott LB5-11184 12
Chris MiddendorfOL6-0 230 10
Josh MooreWR5-10145 12
David NeffDE6-3 262 11
Nick OberjohnWR5-11162 11
Mike PattiOL6-0 228 12
David PaulLB6-4 210 10
Matt Pennington DL6-4 281 12
Ray Rechtin OL6-2 241 11
Chris RyanWR5-11180 12
Sean Ryan RB5-8 160 10
Jonathan Saalfeld DL6-0 230 11
Blake SaboDB6-0 175 11
Craig Schneider OL6-2 235 12
Gabe Seibel OL6-2 280 12
Jeff SogarWR5-10146 10
Ben Thamann DE6-2 185 11
Lou Wolf OL6-0 190 11