The Bulldogs bulldozed the Raptors by a final score of 56-12 as they claimed victory in the 127th annual meeting of the Lower Merion-Radnor football game, which is believed by many to be the longest-running public high school football rivalry in the country!
With the W, Lower Merion secured the program’s first winning season since 1992, and their success can be attributed in large part to the dedication and leadership of their four senior captains: quarterback and strong safety Mekhai Smith, running back and linebacker Ben Booker, fullback and linebacker Andrew Cook and guard Jack Diamondstein.
In the win over Radnor, the maroon-and-white were led offensively by Smith, who threw for 350 yards and rushed for 75 more, and Booker, who ran for four touchdowns, while also securing 17 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Ahead of the game, Lower Merion's Arnold Field played host to a school-wide pep rally to fire up the team, Aces Nation and the Dawg Pound. The fun-filled event featured an a cappella rendition of the National Anthem, followed by performances by the drill team, cheerleaders and football players, seniors, dance team and -- always a favorite -- a staff dance number. To view a slideshow of images from the pep rally, click here.
For an in-depth look at the game, check out the coverage on the Main Line Times & Suburban website here.