The battle between the Troy Trojans and the Piqua Indians is set to ignite Troy Memorial Stadium on September 22nd. Steeped in tradition and dating back to 1899, this rivalry stands as Ohio’s longest-lasting high school football clash. As a part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this game holds special significance for both teams and their devoted fans.

Troy Memorial Stadium will be ablaze with excitement as a crowd of 7,500 passionate fans gathers to witness the intensity of the Troy vs Piqua rivalry. Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, acknowledged the historic nature of the matchup, stating, “The Troy vs Piqua rivalry embodies the essence of high school football rivalries. It’s an honor to showcase this game in our 20th season.”

In their previous encounter, the Piqua Indians delivered a resounding blow, securing a dominant 59-0 victory over the Troy Trojans. The Indians showcased their prowess by forcing an impressive seven turnovers, leaving the Trojans reeling. Piqua’s triumph marked their third consecutive victory in this storied rivalry, setting the stage for a captivating rematch.

With an all-time series record of 66-66-6, the Troy vs Piqua rivalry stands at a dead heat. Both teams will step onto the field with an unwavering determination to claim victory and secure bragging rights for their respective communities. The atmosphere will be electric as the Trojans aim to regain their footing against the Indians.

As the Troy Trojans and Piqua Indians square off, the stage is set for a clash that will define the essence of high school football in Ohio. This is more than just a game; it is a battle for glory and pride. Brace yourself for an unforgettable spectacle because, when it comes to the Troy vs Piqua rivalry, We Know Friday Nights.



Cameron Crouch


Parker Nichols


Parker Nichols is the son of Kirk & Melissa Nichols and will be a 3-year Letterman as an offensive and defensive lineman on the football team and a 3-year Letterman as a thrower on the Trojan track & field team. He has a scholastic grade point average of 4.41. Parker is also a 3-year member of the National Honor Society and a 4-year member of the Troy High School Interact Club. He is a 4-year Troy High School scholar athlete, has volunteered for the Miami Country Special Olympics for several years and is active in the Troy United Methodist Church. He plans on attending an undecided college to pursue a career in Economics or Political Science and play football.
Romen Medley


Romen is a three-sport athlete and a two- year varsity letterman on the football and basketball teams along with a three-year letterman in track. In addition, he has been involved as a volunteer with the Piqua youth football and basketball associations along with being heavily involved with the service learning class at the high school. Romen carries a 4.0 GPA and intends to attend college next fall but is undecided on his major and the college he will enroll in. Romen has high hopes of running track in college.


Tonight, in Ohio, Piqua traveled to Troy to claim the W in this tied-up Rivalry. The first quarter was all defense on both sides of the ball ending in a scoreless first quarter. A smooth TD by Troy sent the Trojans up one 7-0 at the half. The second half, defense was tough on both sides, but Troy managed to secure another TD, bringing the final score to 14-0 Trojans.