As Peddie Day approaches, and athletic teams from varsity to thirds focus their attention to the monumental day ahead, the football team is gearing up for a huge game on Saturday with serious implications. While the team has only 30 players, that has not stopped them thus far. With a record of 7-1, and a MAPL title unlikely, Blair is fighting not only for Peddie Day glory but, for the Big 3 Trophy, which goes to the team with the best record among Blair, Lawrenceville, and Peddie.
Blair’s potent offense (42 points per game) is led by the balanced rushing attack of Kyle Phipps, Alfred Dorbor, Chase Singletary, and Nick Mosco. Of course, no team can run the ball without a strong, fierce offensive line led by the compact junior phenom Ben Czaja. Defenses have had trouble stopping the Blair offense all season, not only due to the running game but due to Blair’s capable passing game. Led by junior quarterback Thomas Jenkins and junior receivers Stephen Marcus and Justes Nance, Blair looks to continue lighting up the scoreboard. On the defensive side of the ball, the linebackers and defensive backs lead the way, allowing only 17 points per game. The defense is led by hard hitting Nick Mosco and the sneaky assassin Jake Groves.
With both teams having beaten the same teams by similar scores, and their only losses coming to a common opponent (Hun), it should shape up to be a great matchup. Don’t be surprised if the game, and Peddie Day, comes down to the final play of the football game.
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(Copyright 2015 Stephen Marcus)