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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.


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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Time will never dim the Glory of the Neshaminy Redskins...Harry E. Franks

  • "Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there" — Bo Jackson
  • "If you can’t outplay them, outwork them" — Ben Hogan
  • "Champions keep playing until they get it right" — Billy Jean King
  • "Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement" — Matt Biondi
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Game 4

September 28, 2015

Neshaminy 47 - Abington 7

'Skins open league play with win over Ghosts

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ABINGTON: The Redskins were on the road for the third time this year as they took on the Galloping Ghosts. And with this contest representing the kickoff of National Conference competition there’s no doubt that the season is starting to heat up (and it only gets more important from here on out).

Looking ready for action, Neshaminy came out of the gate strong as they staked themselves to a 20-7 first quarter lead on the running of Will Dogba, who had two scores, and Hayden Rooney, who claimed the other. Then in the second session Denzel Hughes fell on a loose ball in the endzone for six more with Mason Jones then ripping off a 55-yard touchdown run not much later. And as Abington had trouble getting their game in gear, Langhorne went into the halftime break enjoying a 34-7 margin.

The second half saw the ‘Skins continue to dominate as Joe Pirrone and Mike Crecenzo each banked a six-pointer for the Blue and Red. And with its lead widening, the “Running Clock” soon enough put this one in the books at 47-7, Langhorne.

Now standing at 3-1, Neshaminy is back at “The Ridge” this Saturday night as the always tough Pennridge Rams are on the card. And as this should be a good one, with a big crowd expected, the word is to get there early.

See you at the game.

MaxPreps Game Stats

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Game 4


Team Qtr Time Description NHS OPP
N 1 9:05 Will Dogba runs the ball in for a TD and kick is no good 6 0
N 1 6:12 Hayden Rooney runs the ball in for a TD and McDonald kick is good 13 0
A 1 3:07 QB Dave Kretschman run for a TD and Abington kick is good 13 7
N 1 0:25 Dogba TD on a run and McDonald kick is good 20 7
N 2 6:17 Denzel Hughes picks up Dogba fumble at 2 yard line and runs in for a TD and kick is good 27 7
N 2 5:14 QB Mason Jones scores on a run and kick is good 34 7
N 3 7:27 Joe Pirrone scores TD and McDonald kick is good 41 7
N 4 10:17 Mike Crescenzo runs 2 yards for TD and kick is no good 47 7


Max Preps Stats for this game

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Photos courtesy of RMD Creative Design

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Sterling Limo National Conference Player of the Week

Parker Minotti

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Minotti – who plays quick side guard - helped open huge holes all evening as the Redskins routed Abington 47-7. The senior lineman helped Neshaminy ‘ground and pound’ for a staggering 393 yards against the Ghosts.

Coach Steve Wilmot says: “Parker is just a very diligent, hard working person. No one wants to do a better job than he does. He just has a lot of desire to be very good, he’s a hard worker, and he tries to soak in as much information as he can. Physically, he’s a good looking kid – he’s 6-3, 215 pounds, and he’s very, very athletic for his position. He’s a terrific kid on top of that. His number one goal is to attend West Point.”

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Game Video

Videos by Matt Bartolacci

Video link for all Neshaminy games

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Player of the Week

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WBCB Post Game Interview



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Game Articles

Pregame Courier Times: Breaking down the Suburban One League races

Intelligencer: Neshaminy easily handles Abington (Video included)

PA Preps.com: Neshaminy’s ground attack overwhelms Abington



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