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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

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  • "If you can’t outplay them, outwork them" — Ben Hogan
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Game 2

Friday, August 31, 2018

Neshaminy 27 - Pennridge 14

'Skins win against the Rams

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Perkasie: On a rainy night the 'Skins traveled to Helman Field in Perkasie for game two against Cody Muller and his Pennridge Rams who are coming off a 54-21 win over Delaware Valley last week.

The 'Skins had possession of the ball for the first 7 minutes of the game, scoring on a 21 yard TD run by Oleh “The Iceman” Manzyk. Two back to back penalties on the Rams gave the “Skins 15 yards which kept the drive alive. Rams' Brian Lafty batted down the kick and the score was ‘Skins 6 – Rams 0. The 'Skins defense kept the Rams off the board with some great defensive plays most notably Sean Smith's sack and Marcus Griffin's pass protection.

The 2nd quarter started with a Rams' recovery of a ‘Skins fumble but their drive was stopped on 4th down at the ‘Skins 10 yard line. The ‘Skins took over but QB Brody McAndrew was sacked by Rams’ Shane Hartzell in the end zone for a Rams Safety. Score ‘Skins 6 – Rams 2.

The rest of the quarter was a see-saw of possessions highlighted by another sack by Sean Smith and interceptions by 'Skins Dawson Obringer and Zack Canimore. With time running out and 41 seconds left on the clock, McAndrew threw a perfect pass to Logan Williamson in the end zone for another six, and with one more added with Thomas Leonhauser’s kick, the teams went to the locker rooms ‘Skins 13 – Rams 2.

Starting the 2nd half the Rams went to work and scored on a pass from Zak Kantor to Jonathon Post but a formation penalty nullified the 2 point conversion. Score ‘Skins 13 – Rams 8. The ‘Skins came right back with a 72 yard drive down the field to the Rams’ 9 yard line where McAndrew threw a beauty of a pass to Cory Joyce in the end zone and with a good kick by Leonhauser the score moved to ‘Skins 20 – Rams 8.

An interception by Cory Joyce shut down the next Rams’ drive but the ‘Skins could not capitalize as they turned the ball over on downs as the 4th quarter began. The Rams went for the long ball on 3 plays with no luck. Cory Joyce then returned the punt 31 yards to the 16 yard line but the ‘Skins were forced into an unsuccessful field goal attempt.

The Rams took over on their 20 yard line and in 4 plays scored on a 46 yard pass from Kantor to Post but their attempt at 2 points was no good. Score ‘Skins 20 – Rams 14. The only other action came in the last minute of the game when the 'Skins' entire offensive line pushed McAndrew in one yard for a TD and the extra point by Leonhauser brought the score to ‘Skins 27 – Rams 14 and that is where it stayed as the clock ran out.

Lots of ‘Skins stepped up tonight – interceptions by Cory Joyce, Dawson Obringer, Zack Canimore and Luke Hitchen as well as the entire defensive line and don't forget the great coverage by Marcus Griffin, Logan Williamson, Cory Joyce and Connor Moss in the secondary. Sophomore Chris James showed his speed and shiftiness and we look forward to seeing what he can do the rest of the season.

Big thank you to all the great Neshaminy fans who sat through the rain to support the team. Hats off to the Rams for playing hard all 4 quarters.

Captains: #5 Oleh Manzyk, #12 Brody McAndrew, #25 Cory Joyce and #88 Bobby Buchys

Good night Mrs. B!

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Team Qtr Time Description NHS OPP
N
1
7:20
21 yd TD run by Oleh Manzyk and Thomas Leonhauser kick is blocked
6
0
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2
8:30
Safety on sack by Shane Hartzell
6
2
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0:41
Brody McAndrew 15 yd pass to Logan Williamson for TD and Leonhauser kick is good
13
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3
9:01
Jonathon Post TD on a Zak Kantor 9 yd pass but 2 point conversion was nullified by penalty
13
8
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6:37
McAndrew pass to Cory Joyce in end zone and Leonhauser kick is good
20
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8:54
Kantor 46 yd TD pass to Post but 2 point conversion is no good
20
14
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0:58
4 yd TD run by McAndrew and Leonhauser kick is good
27
14
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Game Pictures

 

Photos courtesy of Jesse Garber

For more photos from this game go to Jesse Garber on Zenfolio

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Game Video

Videos by Jack Haston

Video link for all Neshaminy games

 

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WBCB Players of the Game

Brought to you by Faulkner Auto Group

Offense: #29 Chris James

Chris James

Defense: #25 Cory Joyce

Cory Joyce
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Sterling Limousine Players of the Week

Defense First star: Chisom Ifeanyi, Neshaminy

Chisom Ifeanyi

The senior defensive end was a catalyst on a defensive line that spent the night pressuring the Rams’ quarterback into four interceptions in Neshaminy’s 27-14 win over Pennridge. Ifeanyii finished with three tackles and one assist, which included two tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks.

Coach Steve Wilmot says: “This is Chisom’s third position change in three years. When he started here as a sophomore, he was a wide receiver and defensive back, and last year he moved up to linebacker. This year he really found a home on the defensive line. He’s gotten so much bigger, and he’s just a big, powerful kid. The thing about Chisom is he’s so coachable. He just wants to do a good job, he’s got a good motor – his motor goes every play. Whatever the coaches are trying to teach him, he just tries to soak it all in. Jon Craig is his position coach, and he said – the best thing about Chisom is he’s so coachable. You tell him to do stuff one time, and he does it. He’s just a great kid to have on the team. “This year we’re kind of breaking tradition. Our guys are moving around a lot this year. We don’t have those typical big 6-1, 6-2 defensive linemen that plug up the middle. We have smaller, quicker guys, and they’re strong. What we’re doing is moving them around a lot and hoping the offensive line misses them. So far, that concept is working with them. On almost every single play, they’re doing some sort of stunt that’s called in from the sidelines.”


Honorable Mention

Luke Hitchen

Luke Hitchen, Neshaminy – The senior defensive end had a pair of tackles – one for a loss – and an interception in Neshaminy’s 27-14 win over Pennridge.

Luke Hitchen

Chris James, Neshaminy – The sophomore running back had 91 yards on 18 carries, including some big runs late in the game, in Neshaminy’s 27-14 win over Pennridge.

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Players of the Week

 
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Game Articles

PreGame Bucks Local News: Bucks Football Advance

PreGame Suburban One Sports: Intelligencer/Courier "Let's Talk Football (8-30-18)

PAPrep Live: Reporter/Times Herald Area Week 2 Football Previews

PaPrep Live: McAndrew’s 3 TDs help Neshaminy hold off Pennridge for first win

 

 

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