Chris Williams, left, and Wellington Zaza, right, of Strath Haven, finished first and second, respectively, in the boys' 110-meter high hurdles, Class AAA at the PIAA District 1 track championships held in Coatesville. (Charles Fox/Staff Photographer)
PENN WOOD HIGH has not won a Del-Val League title in football since 1994. That year, the Patriots went undefeated and had one of the best teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Since then, Penn Wood has undergone a swirling carousel of coaching changes and a program that sank into a dormant state, at one stretch going 1-11 for 4 straight years.
Keep an Eye On: Shawn Oakman Penn Wood, 6-9, 250, DE-TE
There may be no Del-Val player more valuable to his team than Oakman. Last season, Penn Wood was 5-1 when he started and 0-6 when he sat out with a broken hand.
Doug Costin grabbed the tail of the Germantown Academy quarterback's jersey, spun him, and drove him to the turf.
Bishop Shanahan's star defensive lineman flexed his arms and stomped his feet as the clock expired on the visiting Eagles' 14-6, season-opening win.