In a dramatic conclusion to a spirited day of competition, Blair Academy brought the Kelley-Potter Cup home to Blairstown for the first time since 2013! Just moments before, the varsity football team celebrated a 39-7 victory over the Falcons as students stormed Hampshire Field in celebration.
As the sun faded on Blair’s campus, Head of School Peter G. Curran and Peddie Headmaster Peter Quinn spoke to a cheering crowd of students as Mr. Curran welcomed the Cup home to Blair. This year marks the eighth time Blair has won the Kelley-Potter Cup since its inception in 1988.
“On Saturday, you demonstrated hard work, dedication, grit and great sportsmanship,” Head of School Peter G. Curran told students at Monday School Meeting following the Bucs’ big win. “Many alums, past parents, Trustees, prospective families and current parents were on campus celebrating this age-old tradition and cheering you on; I am thrilled that they had the opportunity to see not only Blair’s spirit, but also your athletic achievements and our character. Blair is all about it being together as a community and, as you think about the future, I hope Peddie Day is an occasion you will mark on your calendar for many years to come, and that you will return to campus often for it…whether you are one year away from graduation or 50, it’s great having so many people who care so deeply for Blair and one another on this campus.”
Over the course of the day’s competition, the Bucs brought home seven wins, with the Falcons winning five. Girls’ junior varsity soccer ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Parents, families, friends and Blair alumni were present on campus to support athletes in their various competitions.
The Kelley-Potter Cup is named in honor of James R. Kelley, retired headmaster of Blair Academy and the late F. Edward Potter Jr., former headmaster of the Peddie School. The Cup represents the highest ideals of fair play, competition and sportsmanship.
The Peddie Day scoreboard is posted below. More photos from the day will be posted on Blair’s Photoshelter page over the next few days.
Wins & Losses:
Varsity football: W (39-7)
JV football (played on 11/1): W (33-0)
Boys’ cross country: L (19-40)
Girls’ cross country: L (13-37)
Boys’ varsity soccer: L (1-2)
Boys’ JV soccer: W (2-0)
Boys’ thirds soccer: W (5-0)
Girls’ varsity soccer: W (1-0)
Girls’ JV soccer: T (0-0)
Varsity field hockey: W (5-0)
JV field hockey: W (4-0)
Girls’ varsity tennis: L (2-5)
Girls’ JV tennis (played on 11/1): L (1-4)