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Jul 8, 17, 12:37 PM #91
Jul 8, 17, 01:11 PM #92Thank you so very much, Guru!
These attachments are from the CovCath "Contact" the newspaper of Covington Catholic and were the 1st edition (September) of the new school year of 1967-1968
If you right click on the attachment and then open in a new tab, they are so very much easier to read. The article was written by Jack Bogaczyk who was later the manager of the UK Basketball Team. Jack then went on become a member of the Vir Sports Writers Hall of Fame.
The 1st attachment
Shows the team member of that 1st CovCath team.
The 2nd attachment
Shows some of the schedules of the local teams in the area, including the Dixie Heights Little Colonels.
The last attachment show the newest Cheer of year 1967 for CovCath@ :-) and some fun stuff from back in the day.
Jul 9, 17, 12:06 PM #93
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1976 Somerset won the District on the Dickinson points system over Boyle because each had the same District record and didn't play.
Reverse happened in 1977 and Boyle went to the playoffs instead of Somerset.
Jul 9, 17, 12:24 PM #94
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Jul 9, 17, 08:25 PM #95Well, I said I was pretty sure. In this case, "pretty" wasn't good enough.
Thanks for the correction GC and Hatz.
Jul 10, 17, 11:39 AM #96Covington Catholic's eighth football helmet design, used in 1974:
Jul 10, 17, 11:50 AM #97This is a great thread. My Dad's first Boyle team was in 1969. They upset Danville who opened the season against CovCath in the Rec Bowl. Boyle did not win a game in 67 & 68. Crazy to think they beat a team that played Cov Cath in the Rec Bowl.
Alot of history/tradition & pride in what the Colonels have built. Very impressive and good luck to Coach Eviston & the Colonels in 2017!
Jul 13, 17, 11:41 AM #98
1975 - 2004
234-132 (63.9 Winning %)
Coach Ray took over as the 5th head football coach at Cov Cath at 28 years old, after having coached as an assistant at Bryan Station High School, Lloyd Memorial High School, and at Covington Catholic. In his first season, the Colonels had a mere 27 players go out for the football team.
In his 30 years as head coach of the Colonels football team, Coach Ray led the team to its first 5 state titles ('87, '88, '93, '94 and '97). To date, he has also served as head football coach at Covington Catholic for more games than all other Cov Cath head coaches combined. Coach Ray retired as head coach following the 2004 season, and is currently a member of the assistant coaching staff under Head Coach Eddie Eviston.
Jul 13, 17, 11:59 AM #99
God bless you CLR - thanks for everything!
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Jul 13, 17, 01:07 PM #100
Jul 13, 17, 05:05 PM #101The KHSAA website says that in 2004 Highlands had to forfeit both regular season and playoff wins over Coach Ray's last CovCath team...and their first four playoff games altogether. However Highlands' 22-6 win over Boyle County in the championship still shows.
I don't remember that story.
Jul 13, 17, 05:18 PM #102
There was a lot of discussion here on BGP revolving around that particular storyline in the history of the Cov Cath/Highlands rivalry. There are a lot of folks who still have their noses all out of joint over that one as well. Not intending to snub you on your post, but in the interest of not derailing this thread, go ahead and start another thread about the topic or spend a little time using the search feature here on the site if you want to learn more about that.
Jul 13, 17, 05:36 PM #103
Jul 14, 17, 02:38 PM #104On the subject of Lynn Ray...not everyone always realizes how much of an athlete Coach Ray was in his own day.
He was actually a three-sport star at Boone County High School - starting at quarterback on the football team, a starting pitcher on the baseball team, and starting forward on the basketball team. His senior class also voted him the BCHS Most Valuable Athlete for 1964.
Additionally he played college football for the Eastern Kentucky University.
Jul 14, 17, 02:38 PM #105