BEAT TROY!


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua Indians cheerleaders make a tunnel as they recognize Howard “Howdy” Reed during a pep rally at Brookdale Assisted Living facility in Piqua on Thursday. Reed’s mother was a Troy High School graduate. Young Reed lived in Troy until he was 12, then moved to Piqua. He played center for the Indians in the 1942 Piqua vs. Troy game. The game was played “shortly after noon on Thanksgiving Day,” and ended in a 7-7 tie, one of only six ties in the history of the oldest football rivalry in Ohio. Reed went on to work for 33 years with Piqua City Schools, 16 years teaching at Bennett followed by 17 at Piqua High School, most of those as assistant principal. As the pep rally was winding down, Reed, who retired in 1984, said in a strong voice, “I have one more thing to say. BEAT TROY!”


The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week. (Mike Ullery | Daily Call)


The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week.


The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call

Piqua Indians cheerleaders make a tunnel as they recognize Howard “Howdy” Reed during a pep rally at Brookdale Assisted Living facility in Piqua on Thursday. Reed’s mother was a Troy High School graduate. Young Reed lived in Troy until he was 12, then moved to Piqua. He played center for the Indians in the 1942 Piqua vs. Troy game. The game was played “shortly after noon on Thanksgiving Day,” and ended in a 7-7 tie, one of only six ties in the history of the oldest football rivalry in Ohio. Reed went on to work for 33 years with Piqua City Schools, 16 years teaching at Bennett followed by 17 at Piqua High School, most of those as assistant principal. As the pep rally was winding down, Reed, who retired in 1984, said in a strong voice, “I have one more thing to say. BEAT TROY!”

The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week. (Mike Ullery | Daily Call)

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua Indians cheerleaders make a tunnel as they recognize Howard “Howdy” Reed during a pep rally at Brookdale Assisted Living facility in Piqua on Thursday. Reed’s mother was a Troy High School graduate. Young Reed lived in Troy until he was 12, then moved to Piqua. He played center for the Indians in the 1942 Piqua vs. Troy game. The game was played “shortly after noon on Thanksgiving Day,” and ended in a 7-7 tie, one of only six ties in the history of the oldest football rivalry in Ohio. Reed went on to work for 33 years with Piqua City Schools, 16 years teaching at Bennett followed by 17 at Piqua High School, most of those as assistant principal. As the pep rally was winding down, Reed, who retired in 1984, said in a strong voice, “I have one more thing to say. BEAT TROY!”
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_102915mju_brookdale_phspeprally.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua Indians cheerleaders make a tunnel as they recognize Howard “Howdy” Reed during a pep rally at Brookdale Assisted Living facility in Piqua on Thursday. Reed’s mother was a Troy High School graduate. Young Reed lived in Troy until he was 12, then moved to Piqua. He played center for the Indians in the 1942 Piqua vs. Troy game. The game was played “shortly after noon on Thanksgiving Day,” and ended in a 7-7 tie, one of only six ties in the history of the oldest football rivalry in Ohio. Reed went on to work for 33 years with Piqua City Schools, 16 years teaching at Bennett followed by 17 at Piqua High School, most of those as assistant principal. As the pep rally was winding down, Reed, who retired in 1984, said in a strong voice, “I have one more thing to say. BEAT TROY!”

The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week. (Mike Ullery | Daily Call)
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_MJU_3551.jpgThe Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week. (Mike Ullery | Daily Call)

The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_MJU_3592.jpgThe Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week.

The Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_MJU_3571.jpgThe Piqua Indians football seniors, cheerleaders and band paid a visit to Brookdale Assisted Living on West High Street on Thursday morning for a pep rally celebrating Piqua/Troy week.
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