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Red & Blue Teams

History

The Red-Blue color competition is a long-standing tradition at Buckley. It began in 1938 with the first Red-Blue Field Day and has continued to this day. The Red team has won the yearly competition 40 times and the Blue team won 34. Students in grades 5-8 compete in various athletic contests such as soccer, basketball and “fun” games throughout the school year to earn points for their team. The competition culminates with a track and field meet in June called Field Day. The winner of Field Day as well as the yearly competition is announced at the annual Red-Blue Athletic Banquet.

Students are placed on either the Red or Blue team starting in the First Grade. If a family member has been on a team in the past, that child automatically is placed on that team to continue the family’s tradition at Buckley.

Upper School students elect Red-Blue captains in September. Boys and girls from each respective team and grade level are elected by their teammates to fill these important leadership roles. Captains are responsible for leading their teams during Red-Blue Spirit Day in October and guiding them throughout the rest of the school year in the various athletic contests. The captains are also instrumental in planning their teams’ participation in Field Day. The eighth grade captains final task is to give the “end of the year” speech at the Red-Blue Athletic Banquet.

Red-Blue Yearly Competition Results

1938 Red   1963 Blue   1988 Red
1939 Red   1964 Red   1989 Red
1940 Blue   1965 Blue   1990 Red
1941 Blue   1966 Red   1991 Red
1942 Blue   1967 Red   1992 Blue
1943 Blue   1968 Red   1993 Red
1944 Blue   1969 Blue   1994 Blue
1945 Red   1970 Blue   1995 Blue
1946 Red   1971 Blue   1996 Blue
1947 Red   1972 Red   1997 Red
1948 Red   1973 Blue   1998 Red
1949 Blue   1974 Blue   1999 Red
1950 Red   1975 Red   2000 Red
1951 Red   1976 Blue   2001 Blue
1952 Red   1977 Blue   2002 Red
1953 Red   1978 Red   2003 Blue
1954 Red   1979 Red   2004 Red
1955 Blue   1980 Red   2005 Red
1956 Blue   1981 Blue   2006 Blue
1957 Blue   1982 Blue   2007 Red
1958 Blue   1983 Red   2008 Red
1959 Blue   1984 Blue    2009  Red
1960 Blue   1985 Red    2010  Blue
1961 Red   1986 Blue    2011  Red
1962 Blue   1987 Red    2012 Red 
               
               
             

Total:         Red     41            Blue    34

 



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