Blair Day: Peddie Beats Blair to Bring Home the Cup

Nikita Goyal ’26

November 5, 2022, also known as Blair Day, was one of the most important days of the Peddie school calendar. It was the day that Blair Academy, Peddie’s dear rivals, came to Heightstown for an epic showdown as their sports teams faced Peddie’s both on the turf and on the courts. This year, Peddie students are proud to say that they brought home the Potter-Kelley Cup, taking it back from Blair, who had won it the year prior.

The day began with students and faculty roaming campus as games started. Boys’ Varsity Soccer, Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Junior Varsity Field Hockey and Peddie Girls’ Varsity Tennis all started promptly at 11:30 a.m. Peddie Girls’ Junior Varsity Tennis had already scored Peddie’s first point towards the cup on Wednesday November 2, 2022. Within the first few hours, Peddie and Blair were closely matched at 3-2. Attendees enjoyed watching the games as well as the food set up under massive tents in front of the Athletic Center.  As the next few games finished, others started (Varsity Field Hockey, Boys’ Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country and Girls’ Junior Varsity Soccer). Onlookers waved multi-colored flags to show off their school pride. Finally, at 2:00 p.m., the annual Blair Peddie Football began. With the double-win secured by Girls and Boys Cross Country during half-time, Peddie won Blair Day 6-4, with the last point being a tie. At the end of the football game, Peddie students rushed the field to celebrate their victories. The Potter-Kelley Cup was home at last, so students chanted the Ala Viva together. It was a joyous time, with the entire school united, proud of their hard work. 

Blair Day ended with Homecoming, held in the gymnasium in the Athletic Center. Students bought tickets and attended the classy event clad in satin and silk. They were thrilled with their tremendous win just hours before. Students were able to enjoy a beautiful set-up- an entertaining DJ and Photo Booth, as well as delicious food. Homecoming lasted throughout the night and the day was an overall success.

Simply put, Blair Day was special with the return of the Potter-Kelley Cup to its “rightful place.” The school was happy to make the day even better for the Class of ’23, whose last Blair Day was delightful. November 5 will truly remain in the hearts of students. It could not have been done without the help of the Peddie faculty, Student Council, and many others. Through the relentless efforts of the Peddie community, Blair Day was exciting and one of the most memorable yet.