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Delco Hi-Q Regular Season Ends- Garnet Valley to Host Championship

In a nail-biting conclusion to the regular season, Delco Hi-Q’s playoff positions were determined. Marple Newtown and Delaware County Christian School secured their spots last week, with just one point separating them from each other and season leader Garnet Valley.

Springfield narrowly missed out on a playoff berth despite putting up a strong performance against Penn Wood and Archbishop Carroll. Unfortunately, their point total wasn’t enough to clinch a playoff position.

The contest on February 21st kicked off with a patriotic tone as the Penn Wood Patriots hosted the Archbishop Carroll Patriots, alongside the Springfield Cougars and a special performance by the Penn Wood band playing the National Anthem. Springfield emerged dominant in the contest, while Penn Wood and Carroll vied for second place. Final scores were Penn Wood 11, Archbishop Carroll 17, and Springfield 42.

Garnet Valley, the defending champions, earned an impressive 150 points in the regular season, granting them an automatic bye to host the 76th Championship Contest on March 13th. They will face off against the winners of two semi-final matchups.

Delaware County Christian School, securing third place with 148 points, will host fourth place Haverford (148) and fifth place Strath Haven (145) on February 27 at 10:45 am, while Marple Newtown, in second place with 149 points, will host sixth place Radnor (135) and seventh place Upper Darby (135) on February 29th at 9:10 am.

In cases of ties for placement, last year’s standings were used to determine rankings. With a closely contested regular season, anticipation is high for an intensely competitive playoff round!

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 Corporate Social Responsibility 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.


Photo Caption:

Garnet Valley Delco Hi-Q Team, Front Row (L to R): Anjali Kumar, Devisree Putta, Ria Hegde, Prathika Vaiyapuri, Hiral Palakurty, Rohit Rajagopalan, Back Row (L to R): Faculty Advisor, Ms. Sandra Dubansky, Ekansh Agarwal, Sanjana Balaji, Shiven Patel, Pranav Vijay, Srilekha Mamidala, Zeila Mardjoko, Faculty Advisor, Mr. Alex Hillemeyer