Peddie Day

A Century-Old Tradition

Football

Each November, Blair’s fall sports teams face off against the Peddie School Falcons in one of the School’s most beloved traditions: Peddie Day.

What began in 1903 and is now New Jersey’s oldest prep school football rivalry has evolved into a weeklong celebration of school spirit culminating in a “Peddie Eve” bonfire and pep rally. Peddie Day is a full day of athletic competitions that alternate between Blair’s and Peddie’s campuses in Blairstown and Hightstown. The entire school, as well as many parents and alumni, come out in force to cheer the Buccaneers to victory, and the school that achieves the most wins takes home the Kelley-Potter Cup.

Go Bucs! Win Back the Kelley-Potter Cup!

Peddie Week & Bonfire

BonfireDuring the week leading up to the big competition, Blair students, faculty, parents and alumni come together at a variety of events to celebrate their school spirit and energize the Bucs as they prepare to go head-to-head with the Falcons. The “Peddie Eve” pep rally, torch parade and bonfire—annual traditions dating back to the late 1800s—are highlights of the year!

The Kelley-Potter Cup

Kelley-Potter Cup

In 1988, Blair and Peddie ratcheted up the intensity of their decades-long rivalry by introducing the Kelley-Potter Cup, named for retired Blair Headmaster James R. Kelley and the late former Peddie Headmaster F. Edward Potter Jr. The school that wins the majority of contests on Peddie Day is awarded the cup and displays it in the Head of School’s office until the next year’s competition.

History of Kelley-Potter Cup Champions

1988 Blair
1989 Peddie
1990 Peddie
1991 Peddie
1992 Blair
1993 Peddie
1994 Peddie
1995 Peddie
1996 Peddie
1997 Tie
1998 Peddie
1999 Blair
2000 Tie
2001 Blair
2002 Peddie
2003 Peddie
2004 Peddie
2005 Tie
2006 Peddie
2007 Peddie
2008 Peddie
2009 Peddie
2010 Blair
2011 Blair
2012 Blair
2013 Blair
2014 Peddie
2015 Peddie
2016 Peddie
2017Peddie

Football Scores

Football

Since the first Blair-Peddie football game took place in 1903, Blair has defeated the Falcons 58 times, while Peddie has won 50 games. The contest has ended in a tie five times.

Blair’s longest winning streak was six games from 1905 to 1910 and from 2010 to 2015, and Peddie won eight-consecutive games from 1956 to 1963. The most lopsided win was Blair’s 62-3 victory in 1951, while Blair’s worst loss was 60-0 in 1913.

Today, the Blair-Peddie football game determines the state class “A” football championship.

Year

Winner

Score

1903

Blair

17-6

1904

Peddie

32-0

1905

Blair

23-0

1906

Blair

15-0

1907

Blair

5-0

1908

Blair

6-0

1909

Blair

23-0

1910

Blair

10-0

1911

Peddie

11-0

1912

Peddie

33-0

1913

Peddie

60-0

1914

Peddie

38-0

1915

Blair

14-9

1916

Peddie

6-0

1917

Peddie

9-6

1918

Tie

0-0

1919

Peddie

14-2

1920

Blair

7-3

1921

Tie

0-0

1922

Peddie

27-0

1923

Blair

10-7

1924

Blair

7-3

1925

Blair

6-5

1926

Tie

0-0

1927

Peddie

25-0

1928

Peddie

34-0

1929

Peddie

34-0

1930

Peddie

20-0

1931

Blair

20-13

1932

Blair

20-7

1933

Peddie

21-0

1934

Blair

14-7

1935

Tie

6-6

1936

Peddie

19-7

1937

Blair

6-0

1938

Tie

0-0

1939

Blair

19-6

1940

Blair

13-0

1941

Blair

26-0

1942

Peddie

21-0

1943

Peddie

12-6

1944

DNP

1945

Peddie

26-6

1946

Blair

29-0

1947

Blair

13-7

1948

Peddie

12-7

1949

Blair

25-13

1950

Peddie

21-0

1951

Blair

62-3

1952

Blair

40-0

1953

Blair

32-6

1954

Blair

58-6

1955

Blair

20-0

1956

Peddie

18-14

1957

Peddie

20-7

1958

Peddie

21-6

1959

Peddie

13-6

1960

Peddie

24-0

Year

Winner

Score

1961

Peddie

19-0

1962

Peddie

13-7

1963

Peddie

13-12

1964

Blair

19-7

1965

Peddie

54-6

1966

Blair

21-10

1967

Peddie

26-0

1968

Peddie

41-0

1969

Peddie

29-0

1970

Peddie

15-7

1971

Blair

27-6

1972

Blair

28-0

1973

Peddie

22-6

1974

Blair

20-6

1975

Peddie

27-0

1976

Blair

6-0

1977

Blair

25-12

1978

Blair

19-0

1979

Blair

23-6

1980

Blair

21-9

1981

Peddie

28-15

1982

Blair

28-0

1983

Peddie

22-20

1984

Peddie

42-0

1985

Blair

15-8

1986

Blair

13-12

1987

Peddie

28-13

1988

Peddie

42-14

1989

Peddie

6-0

1990

Peddie

13-3

1991

Peddie

10-8

1992

Blair

35-0

1993

Blair

47-18

1994

Blair

36-14

1995

Blair

43-8

1996

Peddie

47-28

1997

Blair

55-15

1998

Blair

40-7

1999

Blair

31-21

2000

Blair

49-6

2001

Peddie

28-27

2002

Peddie

29-27

2003

Blair

28-6

2004

Peddie

14-6

2005

Blair

23-20

2006

Peddie

33-9

2007

Blair

42-17

2008

Blair

48-30

2009

Peddie

23-20

2010

Blair

14-7

2011

Blair

27-21

2012

Blair

41-21

2013

Blair

13-6

2014

Blair

20-7

2015

Blair

28-13

2016

Peddie

19-17

2017

Peddie

19-17



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