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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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The Redskins

Senior Bios

Congratulations to this year's seniors.

 

Joel Stills

Joel Stills
Number: #2
DOB: 1/11/99
Nickname: Crazy Legs
Hobbies: Football, Track & Basketball
Favorite Movie: Little Rascals
Favorite Food: Steak & mashed potatoes
Favorite Subject: Math
After Graduation Plans: College-West Virginia or Oregon University
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom & Uncle Gary
Why: My mom always bent her back for me to achieve what I want & always told me I could do it. My Uncle Gary has been a great role model for me
Most memorable Football Moment: Interception against Pennridge 31-24

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Brock Leinbach

Brock Leinbach
Number: #3
DOB: 8/3/99
Hobbies: Football, Wrestling & hanging out with friends
Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber
Favorite Food: J.B. Dawson’s Texas Tenders
Favorite Subject: Math
After Graduation Plans: College-possibly for a sport & get a high-paying job
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They push me to do my best and help me along the way
Most memorable Football Moment: Going undefeated Junior year

 

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Mike Garlick

Mike Garlick
Number: #10
DOB: 7/21/99
Nickname: Garlick
Hobbies: Lifting
Favorite Movie: Rocky IV
Favorite Food: Steak medium rare
Favorite Subject: Biology
After Graduation Plans: College Football
Most Influential People in your life: My father
Why: My Dad was always in my corner since day one
Most memorable Football Moment: Fourth Quarter in my first Varsity game against Roman Catholic - hearing the crowd roar when I intercepted the ball

 

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Billy Clark

Billy Clark
Number: #13
DOB: 8/17/00
Nickname: Billy
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, work
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Food: Cheesesteak
Favorite Subject: Math
After Graduation Plans: Go to college
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They will help me in anything I need them to
Most memorable Football Moment:Beating Pennridge in the playoffs last year

 

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Mark T McClernand

Mark T McClernand
Number: #16
DOB: 7/21/99
Nickname: Wide back
Hobbies: Coaching
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Food: Chicken Quesadillas
Favorite Subject: Math
After Graduation Plans: Attend College to be a teacher
Most Influential People in your life: My sister Kayla
Why: She faced adversity and not only overcame it, but excelled
Most memorable Football Moment: My first hold in the CR South game last year

 

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Kevin Lutz

Kevin Lutz
Number: #19
DOB: 7/25/00
Nickname: The Real Kevin Lutz
Hobbies: Golf & Basketball
Favorite Movie: The Patriot
Favorite Food: Hamburger Helper
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
After Graduation Plans: Help with the family business
Most Influential People in your life: Steve Wilmot
Why: He pushes you to get better in every way possible
Most memorable Football Moment: The moment we sealed the fact we had an undefeated season

 

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Mike Crescenzo

Mike Crescenzo
Number: #22
DOB: 10/25/99
Nickname: Mike aka Cenzo
Hobbies: Working out, Football & hanging with my friends
Favorite Movie: Black Hawk Down
Favorite Food: Anything edible
Favorite Subject: Science
After Graduation Plans: To go into the Service
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They push me to be the very best I can be
Most Memorable FootbalI Moment: Getting my first Varsity touchdown in Abington

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John Hughes

John Hughes
Number: #24
DOB: 6/13/00
Nickname: Johnny
Hobbies: Sports, riding quads & hanging out with my friends
Favorite Movie: This is the End
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Subject: Chemistry
After Graduation Plans: College
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom & Dad
Why: They always pushed me to make myself better on & off the field
Most memorable Football Moment: Starting outside linebacker my Junior year and having an undefeated season

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Paul DePompeo

Paul DePompeo Jr.
Number: #30
DOB: 8/1/00
Nickname: K-hall Paul
Hobbies: Football & Baseball
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Food: Steak & mashed potatoes
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
After Graduation Plans: College for business & play Football
Most Influential People in your life: My Dad and my brother Don
Why: They push me to be the best I can and I look up to their decisions in business and life
Most memorable Football Moment: Getting my 1st interception against Bensalem in my Junior year

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Ryan Link
Number: #37
DOB: 4/20/00
Nickname: Weapon X
Hobbies: Fire fighter, Diving & Competitive Cheer
Favorite Movie: Back to the Future
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Subject: Business
After Graduation Plans: Attend West Chester for an MBA
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom & Dad
Why: They have supported me no matter what I do
Most memorable Football Moment: Walking down the ramp for my first Friday night Football Game

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Matt Levan

Eddie Parry
Number: #38
DOB: 7/10/99
Nickname: Levan
Hobbies: Lacrosse & working on cars
Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Subject: English
After Graduation Plans: United States Navy
Most Influential People in your life: My Dad
Why: He inspires me to do great and to be a hard worker
Most memorable Football Moment: 2015 - Beat Pennsbury to go into the playoffs

 

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Brian Calpin

Brian Caplin
Number: #47
DOB: 3/22/00
Nickname: Fishtown
Hobbies: Listening to music & Lifting
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Food: Pasta & Meatballs
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Work at the Navy Yard to get trained
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They always pushed me to do better
Most memorable Football Moment: Shutting out Pennsbury last year

 

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Michael Matarazzo

Michael Matarazzo
Number: #48
DOB: 6/19/00
Nickname: One Eye
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends
Favorite Movie: The Other Guys
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Subject: Science
After Graduation Plans: Go to College
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They support me no matter what I do & they’re always there for me
Most memorable Football Moment: Shutting out Pennsbury to go undefeated

 

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Nick Napadano

Nick Napadano
Number: #50
DOB: 5/10/00
Nickname: Nap
Hobbies: Fishing, Basketball & hanging out with friends
Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken with Corn Bread
Favorite Subject: English
After Graduation Plans: Attend College to become a Physician’s Assistant
Most Influential People in your life: Dennis Nicols
Why: He has educated me on the basic aspects of life
Most memorable Football Moment: My very first Friday night walking into Heartbreak Ridge

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Nick Silenok

Nick Silenok
Number: #51
DOB: 3/24/00
Nickname: Chunky
Hobbies: Fishing
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Food: Cheesesteak
Favorite Subject: Math
After Graduation Plans: Go to college and play Football
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They give advice and help me with my struggles
Most memorable Football Moment: Beating Montclair

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Evan Waldron

Evan Waldron
Number: #52
DOB: 7/12/99
Nickname: Waldron
Hobbies: Basketball
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
After Graduation Plans: College
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They show me that no matter what like throws at you make the best of it
Most memorable Football Moment: Shutting out Pennsbury on 10/28/16

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Nick Lapergola

Nick Lapergola
Number: #54
DOB: 9/9/99
Nickname: Lap
Hobbies: Basketball and hanging out with friends
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Food: Zia Nina’s Pasta & Meatballs
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Attend College
Most Influential People in your life: My parents and my sister Lauren
Why: My /mom & Dad have taught me good values, to set goals for myself and work hard to reach them. My sister has always encouraged and supported me
Most memorable Football Moment: Starting in the playoff game against Quakertown my sophomore year

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Lou DiFrancesco

Lou DiFrancesco
Number: #55
DOB: 7/12/00
Nickname: Big Lou
Hobbies: Basketball & Baseball
Favorite Movie: Benchwarmers
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Security
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They raised me right
Most memorable Football Moment: Sack in a Varsity game

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Shane Secrest

Shane Secrest
Number: #59
DOB: 3/5/00
Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing
Favorite Movie: The Interview
Favorite Food: My Dad’s sandwiches
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Attend College
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom & Dad
Why: They taught me a good work ethics and support me in everything I do
Most memorable Football Moment: Beating Pennsbury 35-0 to complete our undefeated regular season

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Taylor Whitlock

Taylor Whitlock
Number: #65
DOB: 3/16/00
Hobbies: Fishing
Favorite Movie: Secondhand Lions
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Subject: Physics
After Graduation Plans: Attend College at Embry-Riddle
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom
Why: Even after losing my Dad she managed to keep going for me & my siblings
Most memorable Football Moment: Going into the locker room to celebrate our win over Pennsbury for an undefeated season

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Giovanni Fiqueroa

Giovanni Figueroa
Number: #68
DOB: 3/26/00
Nickname: Giggy
Hobbies: Lifting & work
Favorite Movie: The Butterfly Effect
Favorite Food: Rice and Beans
Favorite Subject: Math
After Graduation Plans: Go to college to major in Criminal Justice & play football
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom & Dad
Why: Because they help me achieve all the goals I set for myself
Most memorable Football Moment: The first time I ran down the ramp starting in my first varsity game

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Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson
Number: #70
DOB: 8/13/00
Nickname: Jackson
Hobbies: Playing video games
Favorite Movie: Full Metal Jacket
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Subject: Science
After Graduation Plans: Go to college
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: Their love and support
Most memorable Football Moment: Beating Pennsbury to go 10-0 last year

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Jared Clarke

Jared Clarke
Number: #73
DOB: 1/13/00
Nickname: Jerd
Hobbies: Swimming
Favorite Movie: Brother Bear
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Work full time
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom
Why: She’s done so much for me and is such a strong woman
Most memorable Football Moment: Coach Gower putting me in the Pennsbury game

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Jacob Kelly

Jacob Kelly
Number: #74
DOB: 10/14/99
Nickname: JJ, Big Piece
Hobbies: Basketball & Fishing
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Go to college
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They inspire me to be who I am
Most memorable Football Moment: Beating Pennridge in the first round of the playoffs

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Ryan Mace

Ryan Mace
Number: #75
DOB: 12/22/99
Nickname: Mace
Hobbies: Lifting / Sports
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: Attend College
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They are always supportive
Most memorable Football Moment: First game sophomore year

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Cole Smith

Cole Smith
Number: #83
DOB: 7/6/99
Nickname: Coletrain
Hobbies: Fishing, Football and working out
Favorite Movie: Lone Survivor
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Subject: History
After Graduation Plans: College Army ROTC
Most Influential People in your life: My parents
Why: They taught me responsibility and hard work
Most memorable Football Moment: First time running into Heartbreak Ridge

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John Copabionco

John Capobianco
Number: #85
DOB: 4/7/99
Nickname: Cappy
Hobbies: Baseball & Football
Favorite Movie: Sandlot
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
After Graduation Plans: Tech School
Most Influential People in your life: Mom, Grandmom & Uncle
Why: Because they always give me good advice
Most memorable Football Moment: First time running down the ramp into Heartbreak Ridge

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Matt Leonhauser

Matt Leonhauser
Number: #97
DOB: 8/4/99
Nickname: Matt
Hobbies: Hanging with friends, Basketball & Soccer
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Food: Chick-fil-a Sandwich
Favorite Subject: Social Studies
After Graduation Plans: College, possibly teaching
Most Influential People in your life: My Mom & Dad
Why: They push me to my limits
Most memorable Football Moment: Beating Pennsbury to go undefeated

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