February 10, 2022– The last two regular season Delco Hi-Q contests determined playoff standings this week. Both of these contests were rescheduled from earlier in the season, following the holiday COVID-19 spike.
Springfield High School started the week by hosting Valley Forge Military Academy and Cardinal O’Hara. Springfield took advantage of missed questions by picking up almost 10 bonus points throughout the contest, securing their playoff spot. Final Scores- Springfield: 52; Valley Forge Military Academy: 12; Cardinal O’Hara: 32.
Chester STEM at Showalter hosted Haverford and Ridley High Schools in the final contest of the regular season. Both visiting teams were in the hunt for playoffs. Haverford took a dominating lead, but Ridley was able to score enough points to get them to the next round. Final Scores: Chester STEM: 9; Haverford: 66; Ridley: 35.
With all 21 contests complete, the Top 7 teams are confirmed.
- Garnet Valley High School
- Haverford High School
- Penncrest High School
- Marple Newtown High School
- Strath Haven High School
- Ridley High School
- Springfield High School
Garnet Valley High School dominated the regular season with a total of 190 points and will host the 74th Championship contest on March 3rd.
Their opponents will be decided by two semi-final contests. Second place Haverford with 155 points will host sixth place Ridley and seventh place Springfield on Thursday, February 17. Third place, Penncrest, with 136 points will host fourth place Marple Newtown and fifth place Strath Haven on Tuesday, February 15.
Teams will compete for prize money and The Donna Zerby Trophy, named for the late long-time Hi-Q National Director.
Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation. FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante serves as Director and Quizmaster, FMFCU CSR and Program Manager Danielle Griffin is Hi-Q Assistant Director, and DCIU’s Dave Bramble is the production engineer. In addition to support from the 21 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 Chester Operations and the Delaware County Daily Times.
Garnet Valley, placed 1st and will host the Championship Contest on March 3
Haverford High School, placed 2nd and will host a Playoff Contest on February 17
Penncrest High School, placed 3rd and will host a Playoff Contest on February 15