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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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Announcement

John Petercuskie Passes; one of Neshaminy's greatest coaches

John Petercuskie, one of Neshaminy's greatest coaches has passed away. From 1960 to 1965 the Neshaminy Redskins compiled a remarkable record of 59-1-5, including a 51 game win streak. That’s a 91% win percentage over 6 seasons; if you take out the ties, it’s 98.33%! John was voted Coach of the Year 4 Times.

After Neshaminy, Coach “Cuskie” served as defensive line coach at Dartmouth from 1966 to 1968, defensive coordinator at Boston College from 1969 to 1972, and Princeton University from 1973 to 1977. In 1978 John joined the Cleveland Browns as Special Teams Coordinator where he remained until 1984. Coach came out of retirement in 1988 to coach the defensive line at Harvard 1988 and 1989; from 1990 to 1995, he coached the special teams and defensive line at Liberty University.

John coached football for 40 years. He was selected to the following halls of fame: Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association; Neshaminy; Scranton; East Stroudsburg; and Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.

Neshaminy Coaching Record by Year:

Year Position Record
1954 Assistant Coach 10-0-0
1955 Assistant Coach 7-3-0
1956 Assistant Coach 9-0-1
1957 Assistant Coach 7-3-0
1958 Co-Head Coach 8-1-1
1959 Co-Head Coach 10-1-0
1960 Head Coach 10-0-1
1961 Head Coach 11-1-0
1962 Head Coach 10-0-1
1963 Head Coach 9-0-1
1964 Head Coach 9-0-1
1965 Head Coach 10-0-1

To read more information on his wins in the 60s, nicknamed "The Streak", click here. He will be missed by the entire Neshaminy family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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A message from Jack Stricker Class of 1961 | Neshaminy Football Hall of Fame: To All, some time last night Coach John Petercuskie passed away...he was 93! In one of my last conversations with Coach I asked him how's he doing, he said Strick "it's 4th and long"...for the past week Coach lay in a hospital bed at his home surrounded by his loving family! This task is extremely difficult for me because the tears are flowing...I've lost not only a teacher, coach, and mentor but a dear friend and I will miss him terribly!

Coach's obituary will be in The Philadelphia newspaper, The Courier Times, and Scranton paper tomorrow. Please refer to for details regarding funeral service, etc. Sympathy cards to Mrs. Dorothy Petercuskie and family can be sent to 104 Monomoy Circle, Centerville MA 02632 Well that's it for now, Coach had a great life and the world was better place with his being in it...

 

2018 Season

  Date Day Opponent H/A Time NHS OPP
roman catholic
Aug. 24
Friday
North Penn
Home
7:00 PM
 
 
pennridge
Aug. 31
Friday
Pennridge
Away
7:00 PM
 
 
dtw
Sept. 8
Saturday
DTown West
Away
7:00 PM
 
 
crnorth
Sept. 14
Friday
***CR North
Home
7:00 PM
 
 
truman
Sept. 21
Saturday
HS Truman
Away
7:00 PM
 
 
abington
Sept. 28
Friday
*Abington
Home
7:00 PM
 
 
cbsouth
Oct. 5
Friday
Wm Tennent
Away
7:00 PM
 
 
bensalem
Oct. 12
Friday
Bensalem
Away
7:00 PM
 
 
crsouth
Oct. 19
Friday
****CR South
Home
7:00 PM
 
 
pennsbury
Oct. 26
Friday
**Pennsbury
Home
7:00 PM
 
 

 

2018 Season Points
 
 
2018 Season Points Average
 
 
2018 Record
 
 

 

*Homecoming

**Senior Night

***Hall of Fame Induction

****Pink Out

Note that the PIAA has new classifications in place which started with the 2016 season. Neshaminy High School football is now Class AAAAAA. Please click here to see the reclassification information including playoff brackets. Schools are listed at the bottom of this file.

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Important Registration Information

Varsity and Junior Varsity player registrations are due on April 1st.

Freshman Parents - There will be a mandatory registration and information meeting for the parents of incoming 2018 Freshman class players on June 5th on Gym 1 from 7PM to 9 PM. Please arrive between 6-7 to complete your paperwork. You can download the Freshman registration form here

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BUCK - MONTCO All Star Football Game

The 2nd annual Bucks - Montco All Star Football game will be played on Friday May 4th at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. Tickets are $7.00 at gate. Come out and enjoy the game and support our 5 Neshaminy players selected for the team.

 

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Neshaminy Youth Football Camp

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Football Camp for students entering 3rd through 10th grade in September 2018. Besides being a blast, this camp really teachs the players the basics of good football. Guest speakers, a Super Bowl and a lot of fun are included. For more information go to the Facebook Event page to register.

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Save the Date - June 2nd

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

NHS Football & The Hall Of Fame will be co hosting a Pancake Breakfast on June 2nd from 8am-12pm. All proceeds will go towards the Football program and Hall of Fame!

Flyers will be posted as soon as location is selected.

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The 2nd Annual Roger Grove Reunion and Golf Classic will take place on Friday May 18, 2018 from 1PM to 10PM at the Jeffersonville Golf Club 2400 West Main Street Jeffersonville PA 19403. All proceeds to benefit the Roger Grove Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contact them for more information or to donate. Contributions to the fund can also be mailed to PO Box 154, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

 

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