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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.


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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Behnd the Scenes

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While everyone is taking "selfies" these days, some would think that the Golden Age of Photography is over. Not so.

The Neshaminy Reskins has a great deal of depth in the folks who support the program. Take for example. the fantastic support from our media guys - Photographer, Jesse Garber and Videographer, Matt Bartolucci. Without these two pros, this site would not look like it does. The Media Guide that you purchase at games would not have the availability of quality material to use in print work.

To take photos on a field with poor lighting and shoot at high shutter speed to freeze the player in action is a daunting task. Even with a " Perfect Eye", you are lucky to get 100 good football action photos out of every 300-400 you shoot. You need the proper high level equipment and a lot of skill.

To be able to be positioned on the sidelines at the right time and the right place with a video camera and not miss a monumental play, well that requires a great deal of expereince and know-how. You then have to take that video and edit it over many hours. That we have the caliber of video that you see for every Neshaminy game is a sign of Matt's quality workmanship.

We are blessed to have two very talented media people on our sidelines every game. Their consistancy and comittment to the program is to be commended. Not every player can open their website to see the photos and watch the video so quickly. We burn the Friday Night into Saturday Morning Lights, after all the photos have loaded, to ensure that your slideshow is ready on Saturday morning.

Media an integral part of every serious football program. Excellant media goes a long way to keep the golden legacy of the Redskins intact. We are so glad to these these two talented individuals on our sidelines!

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personel bio picJesse Garber, Photographer: Jesse has been seen on the sideline of Skin's games for over 10 years. He is a Pharmacist by day, a B-Baller by night and a photographer by choice

His photos are displayed in the halls of Neshaminy High School and he covers many of their sports programs. He has recently expanded his body of work to include coverage of the Trenton Freedom & Philly Soul Semi-Pro Football Teams as well as Villanova Basketaball. He also has a wide range of High School sports galleries from across the city of Philadelphia and covers many local events. His photos have been used by local news sources such as philly.com

He has what they say in the business a "good eye". We are grateful for his body of work

personel bio picMatt Bartolacci, Editor, Videographer and Producer:

Matt has been doing the Neshaminy football game videos for the past 10 years. He is an Alumni of Neshaminy High School.

Matt is a graduate of Temple University where he earned his BA in Film and Media Arts . He presently works at Bowstring Studios where he has worked with such clients as NBC Sports, 6ABC, GMR, Mindshare Entertainment, Comcast, HP, Xenith, Sicksports, Net App, Target X, Saint Joe's, Bloomsburg, & Lehigh University and Ursinus College. He also owns Bartolacci Wedding Films.

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