Name: Mike Lyons
High School: Beaver Falls
Background: Beaver Falls is averaging over 39 points and 425 yards per game in offense as the Tigers have remained undefeated this season. While the Tigers have a lot of depth at the skill positions and a lot of weapons, no offense puts up those kinds of numbers without a solid line up front and Beaver Falls has that, too. Senior captain Mike Lyons, 6-foot and 315 pounds, is a three-year starter and was elected team captain, even though he didn't play football until he was a freshman.
Coach Ryan Matsook said: "Mike has come a long way. He's always been a big kid and when I was teaching in the middle school, I kept talking to him about playing football. He finally came out and played for the first time as a freshman. To come from never playing to team captain in a few years is impressive. He's strong and he works hard so some of it is natural ability and a lot of is hard work. You can only go as far as your line can take you and he's a big part of how far we can go."