1952 Season Recap

With Egli’s departure Franks is named head coach of the varsity. Putting his iron will to work without any delay, he immediately scraps the T-formation offense the Redskins had been using under Egli and brings back the single-wing. His ’52 squad likes the change too as it posts a 9-1 record, the best yet for the ‘Skins. The only loss of the year is to BuxMont league champ, Ambler, in the opening game, 25-7 (and providing a look to the future, the Ambler coach is Earl Baugher who will later come to Pennsbury and serve as its head coach from 1962 through 1969). With the strong record on the field, the ‘Skins take the LBC title for the third time in their history with the other two championships in 1946 and ’47. The 278 points scored breaks the old record of 236 set by the ’46 team. Comprised mostly of underclassmen, the future looks bright for the team. The annual Redskin team awards are also instituted at the end of that season and Steve Cloak is voted the first “Mr. Redskin”.


Varsity Team


1952 Neshaminy Redskins

JV Team

1952 JV Neshaminy Redskins

1952 JV Neshaminy Redskins


Season Quick View

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Sep. 12FridayAmblerAway8:00pm725
Sep. 20SaturdayPennsburyAway8:00pm270
Oct. 3FridayMorrisvilleHome8:00pm2714
Oct. 10FridayLower MorelandHome8:00pm196
Oct. 17FridayCouncil RockHome8:00pm540
Oct. 24FridayBristolAway8:00pm146
Nov. 1SaturdaySouthamptonAway2:00pm477
Nov. 7FridayJenkintownAway8:00pm327
Nov. 15SaturdayRoyersfordHome2:00pm186
Nov. 27Thursday***BensalemHome10:00am337
Pts Avg27.87.8
* Homecoming **Senior Night ***Turkey Bowl

Lower Bucks County League - Champions

League record: 6-0

Members: Bensalem, Bristol, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennsbury & Southampton

Redskin Awards

Harry Franks initiated the annual Redskin Awards in 1952. Steve Cloak was Neshamniy's first Mr. Redskin.

Mr. Redskin − Steve Cloak
Mr. Back − Lou Maurer
Mr. Lineman − Al Hoffman


1952 Steve Cloak 1st Mr. Redskin with Harry E Franks


All Lower Bucks Selections

First Team − Lou Maurer, B
First Team − Al Hoffman, E
First Team − Ferman Lex, E
First Team − Tom Lauther, G
First Team − Steve Cloak, C
First Team − Gary Latham, B



1952 Seniors