Fans See Neshaminy
Central Dauphin, 7-0
By Ed Conrad
Courier Times Sports Writer
LANGHORNE- Now even the folks in Harrisburg have
felt Neshaminy's football muscle.
Redskins last night launched a brand new rivalry -
and the 1963 campaign − by defeating Central
Pennsylvania power Central Dauphin before 9,000 fans
at Playwicki Field.
was only the second loss in the past 21 games for
Central Dauphin and the Rams first shut out loss in
Brundzo scored the game's only touchdown by plowing
into the end zone from one yard out with 5:44
remaining in the first half. It climaxed a 73-yard
advance in 15 plays after which Bob Baxter promptly
booted the extra point.
Hutchinson Comes Through
most sizable gain during the productive series was
Eric Hutchinson's 35-yard scamper from Neshaminy's
19 to the Central Dauphin 46 on a crucial
Neshaminy had taken possession at its 21 following a
punt but two plays lost one-yard apiece. Then
Hutchinson took a handoff and hightailed it around
the right side en route to his 35-yard pickup, the
game's longest gain.
Naturally, it provided a tremendous boost for the
Redskins who couldn't really seem to get things
started until then.
Neshaminy had gotten its offensive lift from
Hutchinson's 35-yard pickup around the right side,
the ball-totin' chores were shared by Brundzo,
Baxter and Jack Dunn.
took his turn as the Redskins, using their
stereotypical single-wing offense, picked up short
yardage en route to paydirt.
and Baxter both picked up vital yardage when
Neshaminy was faced with a fourth down situations
deep in Central Dauphin territory.
dived over the middle of the line to gain three
yards to the 11 when the first "must" situation
occurred. Then Baxter bulldozed for two yards to the
one to set up Brundzo's TD.
Rams Threaten Twice
Central Dauphin meanwhile flirted with a touchdown
at least twice.
first serious threat came late in the first half
when quarterback Dave Kelly's pass from the
Neshaminy 35 barely overshot halfback Cal Nunnally's
finger-tips. There was no stopping Nunnally had he
been able to reach it.
other threat by the Harrisburg eleven came early in
the fourth quarter when a 12-play movement on the
ground took the Rams from their own 24 to the
Neshaminy 13 before the drive stalled at the 15.
During that final penetration, Kelly was back to
pass at the Neshaminy 36 and appeared trapped for a
sizable loss. However, he wrangled his way out of
the jam and wound up gaining 15 yards before Brundzo
− the last defender − pushed him out of bounds.
Neshaminy's only other serious scoring threat
occurred late in the last quarter. The Redskins
halted Central Dauphin's farthest penetration, took
over at the 15 and in 17 plays had gotten as far as
the Rams' 10 when the game ended.
Actually, Central Dauphin didn't have the ball long
in the second half. The Rams were only able to work
two offensive series because Neshaminy's short-gain
ground game ate up most of the time.
Although Nunnally and fullback Dave Correall ran
well in Central Dauphin's "Delaware Wing-T" offense,
quarterback Kelly was indeed the toughest back for
the Redskins' defense to cope with.