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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 6

September 30, 2016

Neshaminy 21 - Abington 0

'Skins shut out Ghosts in a cold rain

LANGHORNE: With several days of rain saturating the field the expectations for tonight’s game included that conditions would be a little tough. Then as the teams warmed up before the contest, the misty, fog-like rain added a haunting atmosphere to “The Ridge” making the Ghosts of Abington just the right opponent.

Receiving the opening kick, perhaps the ‘Skins were a bit spooked as that initial possession saw them turn the ball over on downs after reaching Abington’s 21-yard line. And setting a tone, a series of quick back and forth efforts by the two teams then chewed up the first quarter without a point on the board.

The second quarter was just the same until just 1:39 remained on the clock and a pooched punt by Abington provided Neshaminy with excellent field position at the enemy’s 41-yard line. From there it was Mason Jones quickly finding Zach Tredway with an aerial that moved the ‘Skins to the 10. Happy with those results Jones went right back up top as he nailed Oleh Manzyk who took it in the end zone for the score. Dylan McDonald’s point after made it 7-0 Neshaminy as the first half ended.

Looking rested after the break, both clubs hit the field full of resolve and with the weather clearing it looked like Mother Nature was doing her part as well. Abington enjoyed the first possession and a crisp and quick effort by their offense saw them get to Neshaminy’s 34 before stalling out. With Jones then ready for action, he came out throwing first finding Manzyk for a long gain to the Ghosts’ 30. And going to the air again Jones then drilled one to Zach Tredway that had the Redskins inside the visitor’s ten. Will Dogba got the nod from there as he lugged it in from the 8 to make the score 14-0 for the ‘Skins halfway through the third session.

Neshaminy wasn’t quite done, though, as just five minutes later a Jacob Gordon interception put the ball back in home team’s hands. With the formula clear by then, it was Jones to Manzyk for a quick-strike 35-yard air lanes six-pointer. McDonald’s PAT made it 21-0 and that’s how it read when the final gun sounded not much later.

Offensive Highlights: Hard working Will Dogba, who logged time on both sides of the ball, picked up 54 yards and a touchdown in the third-quarter. Zach Tredway, “Mr. Everything”, banked six receptions for a total of 110 yards. Oleh Manzyk, who played just on offense owing to an ankle strain, still had three catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensive Highlights: Mike Garlick, Jacob Gordon, Luke Hitchens, Joel Stills and the entire defensive line put together one of their best group efforts as their collective contributions saw the first shut out of the season for Neshaminy.

Special teams: Ever-steady Dylan McDonald hit on all 3 of his point-after-kicks while his punting and kickoffs helped keep Abington on their side of the field all night long.

And special props to the student body and the many faithful fans who braved the cold, wet weather to cheer on the team. The support is appreciated and there’s no doubt that our fans are second to none. And a special thanks to the Abington Ghosts for being our guests tonight.

Next week is Homecoming and it’s going to be a great night of entertainment and fun. Be there early to enjoy the festivities and watch the ‘Skins battle Central Bucks South.

Good Night Mrs. B!

Please Note: There seems to be some confusion regarding the 50/50 winning ticket that was announced on Friday 9/30. The winning number was announced at halftime, the winning number was a red ticket with the number 9421461 the winning amount is $70. If you have the winning number please contact us and we will arrange to pay out the $70. Thank you very much for you support.

Game Articles

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Pregame Intelligencer: The Intelligencer's Week 6 high school football games

Game On: Football on Campus Week 6

Game On: Beat the Experts Week 6

Courier Times: Neshaminy football blanks Abington to stay unbeaten (with Video)

Suburban One Sports: SOL Football Wrap (9-30-16)

WBCB Livestream

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Team Qtr Time Description NHS OPP
N 2 1:10 10 yd TD pass Mason Jones to Oleh Manzyk and Dylan McDonald kick is good 7 0
N 3 5:48 8 yd TD run by Will Dogba and Dylan McDonald kick is good 13 0
N 3 0.32 35 yd TD pass Mason Jones to Oleh Manzyk and Dylan McDonald kick is good 21 0

 

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Game Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Jesse Garber

Jesse Garber on Zenfolio

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Game Video

Videos by Jack Haston

Video link for all Neshaminy games

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Big Ticket

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Faces in the Crowd

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During half time we spotted Ben Stern, a member of the 2015 football team. He was enjoying the game, weather and all, and told me how much he missed his playing days and how much fun it was to be a Redskin. He is presently working locally and mentioned that "it all went by too fast". Good luck to you Ben!

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Football Frenzy Game of the Week

The CBS3 Friday Football Frenzy game of the week on Friday, September 30th is Abington vs Neshaminy! The winning teams' schools were featured on 965 AMP Radio’s High School Takeover, Thursday, September 29th and on CBS3 Friday, September 30th during Eyewitness News at 11!

 

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WBCB Post Game Interview

 
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Players of the Week

 

 

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