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Jun 30, 17, 02:32 PM #46Covington Catholic's third football helmet design, used in 1969:
Jul 1, 17, 05:26 AM #47
8-2 Win/Loss record. No playoffs?
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Jul 1, 17, 10:20 AM #48
Jul 1, 17, 11:42 AM #49
Here are the final district standings for 1969 (record and rating):
1. Campbell County (7-1; 26.25)
2. Covington Catholic (4-0; 25.00)
3. Boone County (5-1; 23.75)
4. Highlands (5-2; 22.50)
5. Boyd County (3-2; 18.00)
6. Dixie Heights (4-3; 17.86)
7. Holmes (4-4; 15.00)
8. Ashland (1-4; 15.00)
9. Lloyd Memorial (2-4; 13.34)
10. Simon Kenton (2-5; 12.86)
11. Russell (1-3; 12.50)
12. Newport (0-6; 10.00)
13. Newport Catholic (0-2; No Rating/lack of games)
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Jul 3, 17, 10:52 AM #52Covington Catholic's 1969 starting lineup, taken from the Courier Journal preceding Cov Cath's final game of the season against the St. X Tigers.
Jul 3, 17, 12:41 PM #53Cov Cath had their first college division one football signee after only one season of varsity football. Bob Wieck, the first player to ever start at running back for the Colonels, went on to play football at Brown University. (Brown football, as well as the other Ivy League football programs, was a D1 program up until 1981.)
Wieck, who was already a standout on the Cov Cath baseball team, was senior for the school's first season of football in 1967.
Jul 3, 17, 12:46 PM #54Two seasons, two division one players.
Tight end Mark Pfeiffer, who also took care of kicking for the 1968 Cov Cath football team, was recruited to play football for Xavier University.
Jul 3, 17, 01:16 PM #55Three seasons, four division one players.
Cov Cath quarterback/running back Jerry Arrasmith was signed by Marshall and went on to play as a flanker for the Herd.
Cov Cath running back Rick Hornsby was signed by the University of Louisville as a running back for the Cardinals.
Arrasmith and Hornsby combine for part of 3 standing records for the Covington Catholic football team. Hornsby is tied with 5 other Colonels for most points scored in a single game - 30 points, scored against Ashland Blazer in 1969. Arrasmith still holds the record for longest punt return for a touchdown - 91 yards against Boyd County in 1969. And the two of them were both integral in setting the high water mark for team rushing yards in a single game - 406 yards against Somerset in 1969.
Jul 3, 17, 01:34 PM #56
Jul 3, 17, 02:29 PM #57May be jumping ahead of the thread, but add Bill Topmiller ('71), a junior on the '69 roster (Post #52), to the list of DI footballers. Bill was a varsity letter-man at Vanderbilt, and played some baseball there as well.
Topmiller was a three sport all-stater at CCH. He was a member of the the 1970 regional champion baseball team, and a member of the '69-'70-'71 regional champion basketball teams. A member of CCH's 1000 point club in basketball, he graduated as the schools second all-time leading scorer (now 12th).
Theoldguy could fill in the blanks, but I think Bill is still highly ranked among the school's all-time leaders in receiving for football, and hitting in baseball.
Hornsby's track credentials are mentioned in Post #55, and both he and Arrasmith were members of Cov Cath's 1970 regional champion track team. The two of them were members of sprint relay teams that held school records for many years.
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