Radnor and Lower Merion first met on the gridiron October 26th, 1897. Every year since then, both teams have come together for the oldest continuing high school rivalry game in the country. On Saturday, November 3rd the teams faced off at Lower Merion High School for the 116th meeting of the Radnor Raiders and the Lower Merion Aces. Lower Merion held the lead over Radnor in the overall rivalry with a record of 56-48-11. Going in to this year’s game, both teams had identical season records, but one would come out on top.


John King


Keith Blake

Lower Merion

Keith maintains a 4.44 GPA and has played football in the Lower Merion program since his freshman year. He is a 3 year varsity player. Keith has been a starter in the left tackle position for the last two years. After high school he plans on attending either the University of Pittsburgh or Penn State University to study biology.
Michael Staples


Michael is a senior and maintains a 3.9 GPA He is a three year letterman on the varsity football team. Michael is an outstanding student/athlete and will be playing football in college next year. Michael’s interest lies in Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Bryant, and Lehigh.


Earnest Pendleton

Lower Merion

Ernest played in the 1984, 85 and 86 Lower Merion/Radnor rivalry. Lower Merion won each of those games. During the 1985 game, Earnest rushed 135 yards in helping Lower Merion to a 14-0 win. In his senior year, Earnest again had a big rushing game and this time it was for 3 touchdowns in a 42-0 Lower Merion win. Earnest still holds the school rushing record of 3,714yards and most yards in a season with 01,687. After high school, Ernest attended Carolina University on a football scholarship. His freshman year he was one of only two freshmen to make the traveling squad. This year Ernest was inducted into the Lower Merion Football Hall of Fame. Representing the first player from the 1980’s to be inducted. His son Ernest Jr. is now a senior this year on the Lower Merion team.


After the presentations, the teams kicked off and the first half belonged to the Raiders. Radnor scored early and was able to take a 21-0 lead into halftime. The second half featured more good news for Raider fans. Radnor scored two more touchdowns. Then with 58 seconds left in the game Lower Merion tight-end, #8 Mason Wilson scored the Ace's only goal. Final Score, Lower Merion 7 - Radnor 35.