In the 120th edition of this rivalry, both teams had something to prove and a tradition to uphold. Lower Merion coming into the game notching one win on the season looked to steal one more game for their seniors on homecoming night against longtime rival, Radnor. Radnor, who was coming off of their first playoff game in school history, had a sour taste from the bitter loss to Delco Christian in the first round and wanted to put a beating on Lower Merion. In the end, Radnor got that wish and the coveted Great American Rivalry Trophy and bringing back the Traditional trophy to the school.


Jake Horvick


David Mei

Lower Merion

David is a first year varsity letter winner on the football team. He is also a member of the track and cross country team, maintaining a 3.8 GPA academically. His parents are Yuhang Lui and Junjie Mei.
Joe Riley


Joe Riley has been a four-year member of the Radnor football team program and a two-year starter on the offensive line. A consummate teammate, Joe is also an outstanding student and role model averaging a 3.8 GPA. His parents are Jim and Christine.


Paul Kelly

Lower Merion

During Paul’s time at LM, he was the Fullback for Great American Rivalry Inductee Ernest Pendleton. After high school Paul attended Millersville University and played Rugby. Paul graduated from Millersville with a degree in Business Administration. Last weekend Paul was inducted into the Lower Merion Football Hall of Fame along with his teammates on the 1986 LM Football Team. The 1986 team went 10-1 and ended the season with a 42-0 win over Radnor.


From the beginning, Radnor jumped on the Aces, putting 14 quick points on the board. The Aces had no answer for the Raiders run game and went into halftime down 21-0. The route continued after the half and kept raining in often as the Radnor defense did not give up a point until 4 minute left in the game against a the B-team. Both teams brought out a crowd and the student sections had the game looking tied for the most part. Not one seat was empty and both crowds participated in the festivities the whole game. The cheerleaders took home Lower Merion’s only award of the Marine Chin-Up Challenge, that both schools filled the Marines booth at the game to do. The Raiders called off the dogs with 5 minutes to go and the score was cemented; a 49-8 loss and the 5th win for Radnor bringing them to .500 on the season and another agonizing loss for the Bulldogs.