Tuesday, Cincinnati Moeller named their 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Class. The first name that stood out was that of multi-sport standout Spencer Iacovone who enjoyed a great year in 2012 helping the Crusaders to state titles in baseball and football before following up with another baseball title in 2013.
Iacovone’s football career is our focus as he guided the Crusaders to a 12-3 record and an impressive run in the playoffs with wins over Huber Heights Wayne, Lakota East, Colerain, Pickerington North and a 20-12 title win over Toledo Whitmer.
Getting his first varsity action as a sophomore, Iacovone really started to show what he could do his junior season passing for 1,976 yards and 22 touchdowns while also rushing for 579 yards and 11 scores as Moeller defeated GCL rivals St. Xavier, La Salle and Elder in consecutive weeks. After two playoff wins, St. Xavier would stop Iacovone and the Crusaders in the third round of the playoffs. Iacovone would earn First Team All-League honors and look to have an even bigger senior year.
The following season the Crusaders looked to be one of the top teams in the state and Iacovone would be at his best passing for 1,970 yards and 18 touchdowns while hitting 61.0-percent of his passes. He’d also rush for 858 yards and 12 scores on their way to a state title.
While overshadowed by many of his other teammates who would go on to play football at the college level. Head coach John Rodenberg knew the importance of having Iacovone at the helm of his offense.
Congratulations to Spencer Iacavone on his induction into the Moeller Hall of Fame. A great accomplishment for himself and the state champion class of 2012— john rodenberg (@jrody25) February 19, 2019
For his high school football career, Iacovone currently ranks second all time in career passing yardage with 4,299 yards and touchdown passes with 44. He also gained 1,463 yards on the ground during his career.
Following high school, Iacovone went on to play baseball at Marshall University.