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Seven area high school teams playing for state titles

The Haverford School, Malvern Prep, Central Bucks East, Washington Township, Schalick, Salesianum and Wilmington Charter will play for state titles this weekend.

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Conor Bradley and Shane Bradley will play for a state title with The Haverford School
Conor Bradley and Shane Bradley will play for a state title with The Haverford School

Philadelphia Union Academy players Conor Bradley and Shane Bradley will be playing for a state title on Saturday when they take on Malvern Prep (15-4-4) in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association final.

They won't be the only teams from our region competing for a state title as seven teams in the tri-state area look to bring home hardware.

Haverford (18-3-2) returns to the final after losing to the Hill School in 2014 and falling in the semifinals in 2013. The Fords won the state title for independent schools in 2011 and 2012 led by Union Academy forward and two-time state player of the year Brett Campbell, a junior at Georgetown.

The Bradley brothers - Shane plays in central defense and Conor in the midfield - will face a future teammate at Villanova in Malvern Prep midfielder David Bettenhausen in the battle of schools located 13 miles apart. Their third meeting of the year - Haverford won the first won 1-0, Malvern the second 2-0 - will be played at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken at 7:30 p.m.

Central Bucks East will play Seneca Valley for the PIAA Class AAA state title on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Hersheypark Stadium.

The Patriots go into the game unbeaten at 25-0 after knocking off Conestoga in the semifinal and are ranked No. 8 nationally in the latest USA Today/NSCAA Super 25 Fall Boys poll and No. 2 in the region.

Over in New Jersey, two teams from the region will be competing for state titles on Sunday at Kean University.

Washington Township (Gloucester County) plays West Orange at 3 p.m. for the NJSIAA Group 4 title while Arthur P. Schalick (Salem County) will play Brearley at 5:30 p.m. for the NJSIAA Group 1 title.

The Minutemen (24-1-1) from Washington Township will be looking to repeat as state champions after winning the school's first ever state title last year.

Schalick (22-1-0) advanced to the state final after edging South River on penalties in their quest to bring home the program's first state championship since 2004.

Down in Delaware, Wilmington's Salesianum (11-3-1) will face off against Wilmington Charter (12-3-0) in the DIAA Division I Final Saturday, November 21 at Smyrna High School. The match starts at 7 p.m. and will be streamed live.