This was the 134th meeting between these two central Ohio teams and the enthusiasm for victory was evident throughout the week. As evenly matched as two teams can be, each school brought 63 victories and 7 ties to this annual clash on Friday night at Troy Memorial Stadium. It was clear from the beginning of the week that the Troy versus Piqua game was from special roots and long standing tradition. Friday night would bear that out.
Keiran Williams is the son of Tina Dehart-Williams and Daryl Williams and is a two-year Letterman as a linebacker and tight end on the football team and a three-year Letterman as a catcher on the Trojan baseball team. He has a scholastic grade point average of 3.616. Keiran is also a member of the Interact Club, a Troy High School scholar athlete, and a GWOC scholar athlete and he volunteers as a tutor for the Troy Lincoln Center’s after school enrichment program with students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. He plans on attending a college to pursue a career in the medical field.
Brent is a two-year letterman in football and has been involved with the Piqua Show Choir for four years. In addition, Brent is the Vice-President for the National Honor Society and Student Council. Brent is also very involved with his church and is a volunteer at the Piqua Church of Nazarene. He will be attending the Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
While at Troy, Todd earned four varsity letters in football, three in track and one in ice hockey. Todd was a four-year starter on the Trojan football team as a tackle and a linebacker and was a first team All-GWOC performer in 2003 & 2004 and named 1st team All-Ohio in 2004. Todd went on to attend The Ohio State University on a football scholarship and graduated with honors with a degree in Construction Management. While at Ohio State, Todd was a 4-year starter for the Buckeyes as a Defensive Tackle and earned four varsity letters in football and was a three-time All-Academic All-Big 10 recipient.
Ken was a first team All-GMVC performer in in 90’,91, & 92’ seasons and was named to the All-State first team in his senior year. Ken threw for 309 passes for 1,944 yards, and scored 26 touchdowns throughout his career at Piqua. Ken went on to attend Wittenburg University where he majored in business and earned four varsity letters in both football and baseball. Ken and his brothers all played for Piqua, along with father, Steve, who was the head coach for the Indians for 8 years on the grid-iron.