|Brendan Casper, left, and the Methacton boys basketball team earned the No. 6 seed for the District 1-AAAA playoffs, beginning Friday. The Warriors host No. 27 Bensalem Friday. (Adrianna Hoff / JRC)|
By Jeff Stover
The league and conference championships have most likely been decided by now.
The next step for area teams in the post-season mix will be taken today, when the District 1 playoffs open in force around the southeastern Pennsylvania region. And three Pioneer Athletic Conference schools are in the Class AAAA field vying for district medals and/or berths in the PIAA tournament several weeks from now.
Methacton fared best in Tuesday’s district seeding meeting among the three PAC-10 schools (Perkiomen Valley, Spring-Ford) in the Class AAAA bracket. The Warriors earned a sixth seed and will open at home against 27th seed Bensalem, looking to get back on track after suffering a 44-41 loss to PV in the PAC-10’s Final Four title game Tuesday.
“It’s tough, coming off an emotional game like this and playing in districts,” Methacton head coach Jeff Derstine said afterward. “But we’ll play it one game at a time.”