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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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Behnd the Scenes

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While everyone is taking "selfies" these days, some would think that the Golden Age of Photography and Film Work is over. Not so.

The Neshaminy Reskins have a great deal of depth in the folks who support the program. Take for example. the fantastic support from our media guys - Photographer Jesse Garber and Videographers, Matt Bartolucci and Bill R. Magdelinskas. Without these pros, this site would not look like it does. The Media Guide that you purchase at games would not have the availability of quality material to use in print work.

To take photos on a field with poor lighting and shoot at high shutter speed to freeze the player in action is a daunting task. Even with a " perfect eye", you are lucky to get 100 good football action photos out of every 300-400 you shoot. You need the proper high level equipment and a lot of skill.

To be able to be positioned on the sidelines at the right time and the right place with a video camera and not miss a monumental play requires a great deal of experience and know-how. You then have to take that video and edit it over many hours. That you have the caliber of video that you see in the special year-end Senior Gift and weekly recap pages is a sign of Matt's quality workmanship.

Then there is the videographer who sits up by the press box in all kinds of weather and films the top level view video. This video is used to feed the HUDL system which produces the highlight videos that the players use to send to college coaches. It also is used for post-game player reviews the following day. Bill has a ton of experience having filmed Redskin games for 25 years!

Their consistancy and comittment to the program is to be commended. Not every player can open their website to see the photos and watch the video so quickly. We burn the Friday Night into Saturday Morning Lights, after all the photos have loaded, to ensure that your slideshow is ready on Saturday morning. Players can review their Friday night peformance on Saturday mornings helping them to better their level of play

Media is an integral part of every serious football program. Excellant media goes a long way to keep the golden legacy of the Redskins intact. Neshaminy is very lucky to these these three talented individuals on their team

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personel bio picJesse Garber, Photographer: Jesse has been seen on the sideline of Skin's games for over 11 years. He is a Pharmacist by day, a B-Baller by night and a photographer by choice

His photos are displayed in the halls of Neshaminy High School and he covers many of their sports programs. He has recently expanded his body of work to include coverage of the Trenton Freedom & Philly Soul Semi-Pro Football Teams as well as Villanova Basketaball. He also has a wide range of High School sports galleries from across the city of Philadelphia and covers many local events. His photos have been used by local news sources such as philly.com & gametimepa.com

He has what they say in the business a "good eye". We are grateful for his body of work

personel bio picMatt Bartolacci, Editor, Videographer and Producer:

Matt has been doing the Neshaminy football game videos for the past 11 years. He is an Alumni of Neshaminy High School.

Matt is a graduate of Temple University where he earned his BA in Film and Media Arts . He presently works at Bowstring Studios where he has worked with such clients as NBC Sports, 6ABC, GMR, Mindshare Entertainment, Comcast, HP, Xenith, Sicksports, Net App, Target X, Saint Joe's, Bloomsburg, & Lehigh University and Ursinus College. He also owns Bartolacci Wedding Films.

personel bio picJack Haston, Editor, Videographer and Producer:

Jack have been assisting Matt Bartolacci for the past 3 years. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2015. Jack is currently in his freshman year at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he is majoring in Film Production. Presently, he works for Alert! The Media where he films a variety of sports segments that are made into highlight, and recruiting videos. He is in the process of starting his own production company, Jack Haston Films where he works with companies such as SkyZone, Precision Pro Golf, The Philadelphia Citizen, and other recruiting companies.

personel bio picBill R. Magdelinskas, Videographer:

Bill has been filming the Neshaminy High School Football games for an amazing 26 years. He especially remembers the exciting decade of the 90s. He has worked every Redskin Playoff Game and was there for the 2001 State Championship win and the State 2004 game. Even if you take the minimum 10 games a year and add up the years, he has worked at least 250 Redskin games. Wow! The videos that Bill creates is uploaded to HUDL and assists with training and post-game player reviews.

Bill graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1987. He is a Systems Analyst by day and lives in Feasterville with his family. And yes, if that name seems familiar, he is a member of the Magdelinskas clan.

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