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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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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 5

September 23, 2017 Saturday

Neshaminy 56 - Harry S. Truman 7

Homecoming

'Skins defense cages the Tigers

 

Langhorne:Nothing better than a Homecoming Game at Harry’s house especially on a sunny, beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Neshaminy community was out in full force supporting their team and their school community. Even the 1997 Football team was there to celebrate their 20 year anniversary.

Labeled “The Game of the Week” by local papers, all were eager to see how new Head Coach Mike LaPalombara and his 4-0 speedy Tigers would fare. The Redskins’ D would need to bring their ‘A’ game to stop the Tigers’ top notch running game.

Neshaminy had 1st possession and did not waste any time putting up 6 points on a methodical march down the field where Joel Stills ran the ball in from the 10 yard line for a TD. The kick was blocked by the Tigers and the game was 6-0 ‘Skins.

Sill in the 1st quarter, Stills had a break-out run of 74 yards to put another 6 on the board but the 2 point conversion was a no-go. The Tigers showed their claws and with 1:03 left in the 1st they put up 7 points on a 33 yard TD run by Sayyid Saunders, followed with a kick by Kevin Buckland. The quarter ended with the score at 12-7 ‘Skins.

Some highlights of the 2nd quarter included a beautiful 77 yard TD pass from Brody The Cowboy McAndrew to Mike Garlick, followed by the smart play of Cory Joyce who recovered the blocked kick and ran it in for 2 points.

We also saw a 2 yard TD by Stills and a nice 37 yard kick for 3 points by Leonhauser. Score at halftime was 30-7 ‘Skins.

The 3rd quarter started with a big bang when only 1 minute in, Emmanuel Ampofo recovered a fumble on a Tiger’s punt return and ran 10 yards for a TD. Leonhauser split the uprights and the score was 37-7 ‘Skins. Credit to freshman Chris James for that great tackle.

Then 5 minutes later some nice running by Mike Crescenzo and Savion Hebron and a 41 yard rocket to Joyce brought the ‘Skins to the red zone where The Cowboy scampered home for another score. Leonhauser’s kick was good and the score was 44-7 ‘Skins.

With a group of fresh faces in, a running clock and with 1:09 left in the 3rd, James powered up 2 runs for 15 yards and a TD. Neshaminy did not attempt an extra point. Neshaminy’s Henry Hill showed off his wheels running 47 yards in several plays. QB Bill Clark rushed for 2 yards for the last TD of this meeting and the extra point was not attempted.

There was simply no stopping the ‘Skins today. Using a variety of running backs combined with stellar passes from McAndrew to multiple receivers, the offense moved right along. Effectively shutting down the Tigers potent running game, the defense proved they are the real deal.

Thanks to our neighbors, the Tigers for coming over to the Ridge and we wish them good luck for the remainder of the season. Coach Mike LaPalombara is doing great things for the team and the community.

Captains for tonight’s game: #5 Oleh Manzyk, #10 Mike Garlick, #25 Cory Joyce, #68 Giovanni Figueroa and #74 Jacob Kelly

Good Night Mrs. B!


Game Articles

Pregame Trentonian: Truman gets first real test at Neshaminy

Pregame Suburban One Sports: 2017 District One 6A Football Power Rankings - (09-18-17)

PA Prep Live: Neshaminy’s Brody McAndrew leads all passers in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Game On: Football on Campus Week 5

Game On: Beat the Experts Week 5

Suburban One Sports: Intelligencer/Courier 'Let's Talk Football' (9-22-17)

Pregame Courier Times: Truman football team ready for challenge at Neshaminy

Pregame PA Prep Live: Truman gets first real test at Neshaminy

Trentonian: Joel Stills rushes for 3 TDs as Neshaminy football blows out Truman

PA Prep Live: Neshaminy football routs Truman on Homecoming Day

Game ON: Neshaminy football deals Truman its first loss of the season

Courier Times: Neshaminy continues its dominance over Harry S. Truman

WBCB Game Coverage

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Team Qtr Time Description NHS OPP
N
1
7:20
10 YD TD run by Joel Stills and kick is blocked
6
0
N
1
3:43
74 YD TD run by Joel Stills and 2 point conversion attempt is no good
12
0
T
1
1:03
33 YD TD run by Sayyid Saunders and Kevin Buckland kick is good
12
7
N
2
7:39
2 YD TD run by Joel Stills and Kick is good
19
7
N
2
4:12
77 YD TD pass to Mike Garlick and Kick is blocked but Cory Joyce recovers ball and runs in for 2 points
27
7
N
2
:03
37 YD Field Goal by Matt Leonhauser
30
7
N
3
11.49
Emmanuel Ampofo recovers a fumble and runs in a 10 YD TD and Leonhauser kick is good
37
7
N
3
6:41
1 YD TD on a Brody McAndrew QB sneak and Leonhauser kick is good
44
7
N
3
1:09
6 YD TD run by Chris James and extra point not attempted
50
7
N
4
2:23
2 YD QB sneak TD by Billy Clark and extra point not attempted
56
7

 

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Game Pictures

 

Photos courtesy of Jesse Garber

For many more photos of this game go to Jesse Garber on Zenfolio

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Game Video

 

 

Video by Matt Bartolacci

Video link for all Neshaminy games

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Faces in the Crowd

The Class of 1997

 

L to R: Front row: James Kelly #36, Mike Kelly#40, Frank DiSandro #16

Back row: Jason Jonigkeit #85, Kevin Mullins #39, Adam Behar #5

Missing: Mike Ketterer #33 and Omar Harris #4

The Redskin Class of 1997 got together and attended today's game to celebrate their 20 year team reunion. It makes you realize how strong the tradition of Redskin football is. You gotta love this! Check them out in this 'Blast from the Past' video here.

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WBCB Player of the Game

Brought to you by Faulkner Auto

Ofensive Player of the Game - Joel Stills

 

Defensive Player of the Game - Oleh Manzyk

 

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Players of the Week

 

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