When Covington Catholic crosses the bridge on Friday to take on Cincinnati's Moeller, it will be the eleventh time the two schools have met. Moeller has won nine straight in the series. Cov Cath head coach Dave Wirth remembers the first meeting in 1992 when he was a student at Moeller.
“I played in the very first Moeller/Cov Cath game back in 1992, so I am familiar with the series and results and that stuff really doesn't bother us much,” he said.
Wirth has plenty of respect for the Moeller program, but he runs his own ship his own way.
“The four years I played there and the six years that I spent coaching at Moeller were very formative for me. A lot of who I am and what I do are attributed to those years and those experiences, but we don't try and emulate them other than the good things that they do. We try and take what's good from all of our opponents and emulate it, to be honest with you.”
If anything, other teams should be emulating him. His team this year is off to a roaring start, scoring 80 points and allowing just 13 in only six quarters of play thus far in 2014. Starting quarterback Adam Wagner has roasted opposing defenses through the air with nearly 400 yards passing and seven touchdowns. Wide receivers Lee McClure and Logan McDowell have been the beneficiaries of Wagner's impressive stats, each racking up over 100 yards receiving and multiple touchdown passes.