Ansonia football team loses to Covington


ANSONIA – Ansonia outscored Covington 16-14 in the second half but lost 63-16 to Covington in the Tigers’ season finale on Friday in Ansonia.

Covington scored 28 points in the first quarter and 21 in the second quarter to build a 49-0 halftime lead. Ansonia outscored Covington 8-0 in the third quarter, and then in the fourth quarter Covington added 14 points while Ansonia scored eight more for the 63-16 final score.

Aydan Sanders led Ansonia with 87 rushing yards on 16 carries Friday night. Max Wardrip carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards and a touchdown. Brock Shellhaas scored the Tigers’ other touchdown, carrying the ball four times for 14 yards.

Ansonia had 199 total rushing yards but -5 passing yards, completing just one of seven passes.

Defensively Wardrip with six tackles and Sanders with five tackles led Ansonia.

Ansonia finished the season with a 2-8 overall record and a 2-6 Cross County Conference record. Covington went undefeated at 10-0 and 8-0 in the CCC.

Friday’s game marked the end of the high school football careers of Ansonia seniors Trevor Beam and Max Wardrip.

By Kyle Shaner

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Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to

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