A year ago, the Inter-Ac and its other private school friends finally bought into this whole “let’s have a playoff” idea that everyone seems to be so crazy about. It seemed to work out well. So well, in fact, that they’ve decided to do it again this year. After much speculation that Episcopal Academy wouldn’t be entering the tournament, it seems that the Churchmen are indeed participating, and judging by their seed, that was a good call. Here are your brackets for the 2012 PAISSA tournament.
No. 1 Episcopal Academy receives a bye
No. 8 Academy of the New Church vs. No. 9 Springside Chestnut Hill
No. 5 Penn Charter vs. No. 12 Shipley
No. 4 Agnes Irwin vs. No. 13 Friends’ Central
No. 3 Hill School vs. No. 14 Perkiomen School
No. 6 Germantown Academy vs. No. 11 Germantown Friends School
No. 7 Westtown School vs. No. 10 Baldwin
No. 2 Notre Dame receives a bye
First round: Oct. 30
Second round: Nov. 2
Semifinals: Nov. 6
Final: Nov. 8
Notre Dame beat Episcopal Academy, 2-0, in last year’s championship game.