Michael Delwiche, Troy High School
Mike played in the Troy-Piqua rivalry all four years of his high school career, from 1983 to 1986 winning three out of four games. As a star running back on the 1985 Troy Trojan’s football squad, Mike sealed a win for Troy during the 100th Troy-Piqua Football Game with a 56 yard touchdown run late in the game. That year, Mike ran for over 1,600 yards and scored 25 touchdowns helping the Trojans to a perfect 10-0 season and a trip to the Division 1 state playoffs. Troy ended the 1985 season with a 12-1 record. Their only loss coming in the state semifinals at the hands of the eventual Division 1 state champions, Cincinnati Moeller.
Mike earned a football scholarship to Boston College where he played slot-back and was a punt and kickoff returner.
Tom Lyman, Piqua High School
Tom Lyman graduated from Piqua High School in 1965, after an outstanding football career as a running back and defensive end winning multiple awards for his achievements. In his Senior year, Piqua defeated Troy 20-0, and Tom scored all 20 of Piqua’s points.
Tom is the first of 3 generations to participate in the Troy rivalry. In 1968 he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce, a Piqua football cheerleader. Their daughter played in the Piqua ‘Marching 74’ and their three sons were all recognized as All-League players for the Piqua Red and Blue. Tom and Joyce’s grandson Noah, is a Senior, wearing #16 tonight.
After graduating from Piqua High School, our honoree has had an illustrious career with General Motors – Delphi Corporation as an Engineer and Engineering Manager.