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Heartbreak Ridge

The first game played at Neshaminy’s new field, called the “Neshaminy Athletic Field” or “Playwicki Field”, was in 1956. In 1965 Dick Dougherty of the Courier-Times refers to Neshaminy’s football field as “Heartbreak Ridge”. It was appropriately renamed as Harry E. Franks Stadium in 1985. LED lights were installed in July of 2015. Neshaminy is the 1st High School field on the East Coast to have these installed

Wall of Fame

The “Wall of Fame” was built to serve as a very public and important display of the many players, coaches and others who have contributed so much to Neshaminy’s football program since its first season of 1928. The statue of Coach John Petercuskie Sr., 1960 - 1965, was dedicated on September 19, 2010. His record was 59-1-5.

Cheer

Our Cheer team. led by Michelle Mazur has a long history of winning Championships. Known for their famous Chant "Everybody do the Redskin Rumble", they raise spirits at every game.

Student Section

Neshaminy has strong student participation and they represent at every game no matter home or away. The Redskin 8 changes each year and leads the student section in vocal support of our players.

Marching Band

Under the direction of Mike Lipton, our Marching Band is second to none. With a new and exciting theme each year, they keep the crowds entertained with their excellance in musical creativity and spot-on precision formations. For video of our fight songs click here

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Game 5

Homecoming September 27, 2013

Neshaminy 35 - Harry S Truman 7

'Skins delight Homecoming fans; now 5-0

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Langhorne: Homecoming! Does it get any better? That's hard to imagine especially when the party is being held at Heartbreak Ridge and its the Redskins starring in the show. Plus with Harry S. Truman lining up on the other side of the ball, it only adds to the fun. In fact, as the Tigers predecessor schools were first on Neshaminy's schedule in 53 and 59 (as Delhaas and Woodrow Wilson), and then the Black & Gold since 1982, theres a long history between these teams. And knowing there have been some titanic clashes over the years, tonight's contest should be a good one. So with the fans in place, and the weather just perfect, here we go!

The visitors won the toss and took the kickoff. Stitching together a nice drive, which took almost five minutes, the Tiger's first effort finally fizzled at the Neshaminy 30. With the Blue & Red offense then coming on the field, it was only a minute later before it was 6-0 after D'Andre Pollard earned almost all the yards on the lightning quick drive (including the last seven for the score). Dylan McDonald then made it 7-0 on the PAT.

Following the home team kickoff, and a short offensive effort by Truman that went nowhere, the Creek Kid's offense had the ball once again. And it wasn't long before it was 13-0 following a couple of Tyler Wombaugh passes to Hamiid Pack; a few handoffs to Pollard; and a nice Denny Lord ramble for a 22-yard gain which had the ball at the Truman five. Pollard then took it in from there as he posted his second TD of the night. McDonald's PAT was good, as usual, and it was 14-0, Neshaminy. Following the Redskins kickoff, the first-quarter ended in short order and the teams switched sides..

Following a pattern, the Schmidtmen soon had the ball again after another Truman three-and-out. With the 'Skins mixing it up a bit, Devon Brown came in on O and ripped off a nice run to the enemy 30. Wombaugh then found Pollard on a sweet pitch-and-catch down to the one-yard stripe giving Neshaminy a first and goal. Lord did the honors from there as he pummeled his way through the scrum for the six-pointer. Mr. Automatic nailed the PAT and it was 21-0 for Langhorne with eight minutes to go in the second-session. From there the two teams traded some opportunities without cashing in their chips as the pace slowed considerably before the refs finally signaled halftime had arrived.

Back from the break, and after the Homecoming crowd had been wowed by the band and the other festivities including Luke Carrezola being crowned King, it was Neshaminy taking the kick. And talk about mixing it up, it was Pack who made the catch at the 25 and then showed everyone what a six-gear transmission looks like as he blew by defenders and covered the distance to The Promised Land. McDonald trotted in for the extra point and it was suddenly 28-0 just a few seconds into the third.

Flipping responsibilities, it was then Neshaminy kicking it back to the Tigers for the visitor's first possession of the second-half. Try as they might, Truman gave the ball back over to the Old Lincoln Highway crew in no time. And speaking of no time, that's how long it was before Mason Jones, in at QB, handed off to Pollard who then raced 44 yards for his third score of the ballgame. McDonald's PAT was good (ho-hum) and the score bumped to 35-0. The clock also started running with the 35 point lead (at just under three minutes into the second-half) and with The Rule controlling time thereafter, the fourth-period rolled around in a hurry with the score unchanged.

As the fourth got underway, backup 'Skins were covering the turf as they carried the flag not only for the team but also the Homecoming alumni, current students and fans packing Neshaminy's side of the field; however, with the youngsters getting a little excited under the lights, the Tigers caught them napping and were finally able to push one across. With the kick good, it was then 35-7 with eight minutes remaining in the final period. From there, though, the subs that both clubs had on the grass couldn't get another one in before the gun sounded it was over. And we all know what that means:

Game to Skins!

As always, a Tip o' The Hat to a great opponent in the Truman Tigers. Thank you for helping Langhorne alumni enjoy a great game at The Ridge. As to the Creek Kids, not much to say other than they're looking solid. But before they get ahead of themselves we're betting Coach Schmidt will remind them they there is a lot of ball still to play. And next week they hit the road as they travel to Newtown to tangle with an always tough Council Rock North club. Going all the way back to that first game in 1928, whenever its Langhorne versus Newtown, its exciting so get there early as Walt Snyder Stadium will be packed!

See you at the game.

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Team Qtr Time Description NHS OPP
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6:39
Pollard 7-yd TD run. McDonald Kick
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3:34
 Pollard 5-yd TD run. McDonald Kick
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Lord 1-yd TD run. McDonald kick
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11:49
Pack 75-yd K.O. return. McDonald kick
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9:17
Pollard 44-yd TD run. McDonald kick
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10:23
Truman 16-yd TD run. Kick good
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2013 Homecoming King and Queen

Luke Carrezola and Bridget Brazil

2013 homecoming king and queen
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Game Pictures

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Jesse Garber

Jesse Garber on Zenfolio

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Game Video

 

Videos by Matt Bartolacci

Video link for all Neshaminy games

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WBCB Post Game Interview

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Sterling Limosine Player of the Week

Luke Carrezola

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Dominating defensive performances have become the norm for the Redskins this season, and the senior defensive lineman helped propel the ‘Skins to another gem in last Friday’s 35-7 win over Harry S Truman. Carrezola had six solo tackles, which included four tackles for a loss. He also had two sacks as the Redskins allowed the Tigers to accumulate just 121 yards of total offense.

Coach Mark Schmidt says: “Luke played a solid game against Truman in terms of assignment football defending the option. He was also able to apply pressure in the second half when they tried to spread the ball around. We will look to Luke for more production Friday night as we try to contain a very explosive CR North spread offense.”

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Players of the Week

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Game Articles

Pregame Courier Times: Intelligencer/Courier Times 'Let's Talk Football' (Wk 5)

PreGame Courier Times: Exploding scoreboards in SOL National

Suburban One Sports:SOL Football Wrap (9-27-13)

Courier Times: Redskins romp past Tigers

Suburban One Sports: 2013 SOL Football Notebook (Week Five)

 

Return to 2013 Guide

 

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