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Milo Lukity

Perhaps one of the highest compliments paid to Milo Lukity is that you hardly noticed when he was officiating. "He always kept the game under control in a very professional manner," said White Wall, a fellow member of the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame and also a former official. Before hanging up his striped shirt and whistle in 1985, Lukity's career encompassed the high school, collegiate and professional levels. In over 30 years of working in the high schools he had on 11 occasions worked the Thanksgiving Day City Series Championship at the Rubber Bowl. He is also proud of the fact that he had the distinction of officiating in the first Ohio Class A High School Football Championship game. For more than 20 years he worked college games, mostly in the Ohio Conference, and called games in two seasons Lukity officiated in the United Football League, including, the first championship game. While working in the Continental Football League he officiated in five playoffs and three championship contests. Although football was his first love, Lukity also officiated in basketball, softball and baseball. Surprisingly, the games that gave Lukity the most satisfaction were the Goodyear Wingfoot basketball contests. And he recalls with some remorse, officiating in the Wingfoots last game against Jerry's Restaurant.

Inducted 1992 | Official