Penn Wood-Lower Merion match-up looms in second round

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A league title apparently doesn’t earn as much as it once did.

The highlight of Tuesday night’s unveiling of the District One brackets featured a tantalizing potential second-round meeting between Del Val champion Penn Wood and Central League champion Lower Merion, both crowned Tuesday night.

Each team has a game to get through before that — No. 8 seed Penn Wood hosts No. 25 Bishop Shanahan, while the defending PIAA Class AAAA champion Aces drew the No. 9 seed and will host No. 24 Central Bucks East. But if the seeds hold, those teams will meet next Tuesday with a berth to states on the line. And the winner of that tilt faces the prospect of meeting the No. 1 seed Conestoga in the quarterfinals — the same Conestoga team that Lower Merion topped by 10 points in Tuesday’s Central League title game.

Play in the Class AAAA tournament begins Friday night at the campus of the higher seeds. Times are to be determined.

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