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.

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

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
Year Winner Score
1903 Blair 17-6
1960 Peddie 24-0
1904 Peddie 32-0
1961 Peddie 19-0
1905 Blair 23-0
1962 Peddie 13-7
1906 Blair 15-0
1963 Peddie 13-12
1907 Blair 5-0
1964 Blair 19-7
1908 Blair 6-0
1965 Peddie 54-6
1909 Blair 23-0
1966 Blair 21-10
1910 Blair 10-0
1967 Peddie 26-0
1911 Peddie 11-0
1968 Peddie 41-0
1912 Peddie 33-0
1969 Peddie 29-0
1913 Peddie 60-0
1970 Peddie 15-7
1914 Peddie 38-0
1971 Blair 27-6
1915 Blair 14-9
1972 Blair 28-0
1916 Peddie 6-0
1973 Peddie 22-6
1917 Peddie 9-6
1974 Blair 20-6
1918 Tie 0-0
1975 Peddie 27-0
1919 Peddie 14-2
1976 Blair 6-0
1920 Blair 7-3
1977 Blair 25-12
1921 Tie 0-0
1978 Blair 19-0
1922 Peddie 27-0
1979 Blair 23-6
1923 Blair 10-7
1980 Blair 21-9
1924 Blair 7-3
1981 Peddie 28-15
1925 Blair 6-5
1982 Blair 28-0
1926 Tie 0-0
1983 Peddie 22-20
1927 Peddie 25-0
1984 Peddie 42-0
1928 Peddie 34-0
1985 Blair 15-8
1929 Peddie 34-0
1986 Blair 13-12
1930 Peddie 20-0
1987 Peddie 28-13
1931 Blair 20-13
1988 Peddie 42-14
1932 Blair 20-7
1989 Peddie 6-0
1933 Peddie 21-0
1990 Peddie 13-3
1934 Blair 14-7
1991 Peddie 10-8
1935 Tie 6-6
1992 Blair 35-0
1936 Peddie 19-7
1993 Blair 47-18
1937 Blair 6-0
1994 Blair 36-14
1938 Tie 0-0
1995 Blair 43-8
1939 Blair 19-6
1996 Peddie 47-28
1940 Blair 13-0
1997 Blair 55-15
1941 Blair 26-0
1998 Blair 40-7
1942 Peddie 21-0
1999 Blair 31-21
1943 Peddie 12-6
2000 Blair 49-6
1944 DNP

2001 Peddie 28-27
1945 Peddie 26-6
2002 Peddie 29-27
1946 Blair 29-0
2003 Blair 28-6
1947 Blair 13-7
2004 Peddie 14-6
1948 Peddie 12-7
2005 Blair 23-20
1949 Blair 25-13
2006 Peddie 33-9
1950 Peddie 21-0
2007 Blair 42-17
1951 Blair 62-3
2008 Blair 48-30
1952 Blair 40-0
2009 Peddie 23-20
1953 Blair 32-6
2010 Blair 14-7
1954 Blair 58-6
2011 Blair 27-21
1955 Blair 20-0
2012 Blair 41-21
1956 Peddie 18-14
2013 Blair 13-6
1957 Peddie 20-7
2014 Blair 20-7
1958 Peddie 21-6
2015 Blair 28-13
1959 Peddie 13-6
2016 Peddie 19-17
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