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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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Neshaminy 26 - Harry S. Truman 27

A fight to the finish

Levittown: Tonight the ‘Skins traveled the short distance to visit neighbor Harry S. Truman where Mike LaPalombara and his Tigers are coming into the game with a 3-1 record.

The ‘Skins started the game with a stellar 77 yard kickoff return by Marcus Griffin. Two plays later an interception stopped the drive and while the Tigers got the ball, they were forced to punt. The ‘Skins then put together a long drive but stalled on the 6 yard line. With the Tigers in possession, the 1st quarter ended with the board showing ‘Skins 0 – Tigers 0.

As the 2nd quarter started the Tigers continued their march and struck first on a run by Javeer Peterson and with the extra point brought the score to ‘Skins 0 – Tigers 7. The ‘Skins answered right back and helped by a 39 yard reception by Cory Joyce proceeded to score when Oleh “The Iceman” Manzyk caught a 5 yd pass in the end zone. Leonhauser iced the cake with the extra point. While Cory Joyce intercepted the Tigers’ ball on the next drive, the ‘Skins were unable to utilize the possession for a score. Both teams went into the break with the score at ‘Skins 7 - Tigers 7.

After the half time Truman Homecoming show the teams got right back to work. The Tigers started the 3rd quarter by scoring on a 13 yard run by Gabe Gipili but only picked up 6 as their kick went far left. The ‘Skins then turned the ball over on the 41 yard line but the Tigers’ drive was interrupted by an interception by Cory Joyce who took it to the house on an exciting 100 yard TD run and Leonhauser’s kick was good bringing the score to ‘Skins 14 – Tigers 13.

There was more action in the 3rd as the Tigers then scored on a run by James Kohliyah but their 2 point conversion was stopped by the ‘Skins defense Tyler Foster, Connor Moss and James Stetson. The ‘Skins then marched down the field eating up the minutes left in the quarter.

With the ‘Skins still in possession as the 4 quarter started Manzyk ran right - and right into the end zone. Leonhauser’s initial kick was blocked. The ‘Skins re-kicked due to a penalty but it was also blocked - ‘Skins were up by 1 point. On the ensuing drive, the Tigers fumbled and the ‘Skins recovered but the drive went nowhere as the ‘Skins turned the ball over on downs. The Tigers then marched all the way down to the 4 yard line where Deondre Whitten scored 6 and with a good 2 point conversion the score went to ‘Skins 20 – Tigers 27.

The ‘Skins then ate up the last 4 minutes moving down the field on some hard runs by Manzyk and a nice catch by Logan Williamson. They scored with a minute left on a QB keeper from the 1 yard line. The 'Skins kick was blocked and the Tigers held on for the 1 point win. Score ‘Skins 26 – Tigers 27.

Hats off to the Tigers who hustled all night and fought hard for the win.

Captains for the night - #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
HST
2
8:38
6 yd TD run by Javeer Peterson and Mert Yildirim kick is good
0
7
N
2
5:56
5 yd TD pass Brody McAndrew to Oleh Manzyk and Thomas Leonhauser kick is good
7
7
HST
3
10:11
13 yd TD pass to Gabe Gipili but Yildirim kick is no good
7
13
N
3
5:27
100 yard TD run on interception by Cory Joyce and Leonhauser kick is good
14
13
HST
3
3:59
21 rd TD run on interception by James Koliyah and 2 point conversion fails
14
19
N
4
11:57
10 yd TD run by Manzyk but Leonhauser kick is blocked
20
19
HST
4
4:35
4 yd TD run by Deondre Whitten and 2 point conversion is good
20
27
N
4
0:57
1 yd TD run by McAndrew but kick is blocked
26
27
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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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Game Articles

PreGame Suburban One Sports: Intelligencer/Courier "Let's Talk Football (9-21-18)

PreGame Suburban One Sports: SOL Football Notebook (9-20-18)

Suburban One Sports: SOL Football Wrap (9-23-18)

 

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