With home court advantage, Garnet Valley High School’s Hi-Q team dominated their first match of the 2017-2018 season. The Jaguars staved off rivals Strath Haven and Penncrest by commanding an early lead and retaining it. The task was no walk in the park, however, as all three teams were quick on the draw to pick up the occasional missed questions and earn bonus points. Likewise, all three teams earned maximum points in the Sports and Team Choice toss-up categories. GVHS also earned maximum points in ten additional categories compared to Strath Haven and Penncrest, which earned maximum points in nine and eight additional categories respectively.

Needless to say this was a high scoring competition with three prepared teams showing strength in multiple subjects. Final Scores: Garnet Valley 54; Strath Haven 46; Penncrest 44

Each of the 21 participating Delaware County high schools has had an opportunity to compete once this season, and will continue to study, practice, and strategize in an effort to win a playoff berth. To date, Radnor boasts the highest score at 58 points followed by Garnet Valley with 54 and Delaware County Christian School with 52, but don’t write off their competitors who are motivated to amass points in their second and third competitions.

Following a brief holiday hiatus, the 70th Season of Delco Hi-Q will resume Wednesday, January 3, 2018 with Marple Newtown hosting Academy Park and Interboro at 10:00 a.m. Also during the first week of the New Year, Upper Darby will host Cardinal O’Hara and Delaware County Christian School, and Chichester will host Radnor and Ridley.

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Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and FMFCU Partners in Education. FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante serves as Director and Quizmaster, FMFCU Foundation Development & Events Specialist Danielle Griffin is Hi-Q Coordinator, and DCIU’s Dave Bramble is the production engineer. In addition to support from participating schools, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation are the primary corporate sponsors. Additional support comes from longtime sponsor Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the Delaware County Daily Times.