Tuesday, November 27, 2012
FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: PAC-10 earning some respect
By Don Seeley
The Pioneer Athletic Conference has been trashed by a lot of football fans and by more than a few media types in recent years for its postseason futility.
But the league — split right smack down the middle with five AAAA and five AAA schools — hasn’t been quite as bad as some may think. Yes, only four schools — Lansdale Catholic, Methacton (prior to joining the league), Pottsgrove and St. Pius X — have won district or sub-regional titles. Lansdale Catholic’s were in Class AAA and AA, while all of Methacton’s and Pottsgrove’s were in the AAA bracket, and Pius’ were in AA and A. And yes, until Spring-Ford’s three-game run this month, no one in the league had even won a game in the AAAA bracket.
However, if Spring-Ford pulls off what many think would be an upset Friday night against Coatesville, believe it or not, the PAC-10 — including past as well as current members — would be all even (45-45) in district and state playoff games.
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