1954 Season Recap
Neshaminy reminds you of the postman. Through rain, nor hail, or sleet or snow, etc., Neshaminy keep racking up the touchdowns - Sandy Oppenheimer Bristol Courier Times. And win they did with a perfect season and a record of 10-0-0. However the Lower Bucks Coaches began to complain - read about it here.
John Petercuskie, from Old Forge in upstate PA, was hired as an assistant coach at the beginning of the year. When Franks called ‘Cuskie to tell him of the opportunities at Neshaminy he was quickly convinced. He coached the linemen while Franks directed the backs.
This was the year of the Hurricane. Edna caused issues in the Muhlenberg game and it rained so hard no one could see the scoreboard. Here is the article. Then Hurricane Hazel moved directly over the area on Friday October 15th forcing the game to Saturday October 16th. Then if that was not enough, Neshaminy trekked down to Pleasantville NJ for the scheduled game on September 24th, only to be turned around by NJ State Troopers as the game had been cancelled due to a Pleasantville Player contracting polio. No one remembered to tell Neshaminy the game had been cancelled. Game was then rescheduled on November 19th.
We need to take a moment to acknowledge Junior Errol Faunce who ended the 1954 season with 21 touchdowns - Source: Bristol Courier 11/3/1960. Back in the 50s, most teams relied on their running games. Errol, a transfer from Frankford HS was a rarity for those times and he places #4 in Neshaminy HS single season TD passes, only surpassed by Mason Jones 2016 Season, Pete Cordelli 1971 Season, and Brody McAndrew 2019 Season.
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|Oct. 16||Saturday||Council Rock||Home||2:00pm||32||12|
|* Homecoming||**Senior Night||***Turkey Bowl|
Great Moments 2005 – Edition 4 – (1954) Neshaminy posts first undefeated season (10-0) with a win over Bensalem.
Great Moments 2006 – Edition 7 – (1954) Underdog Redskins find a way to beat Pleasantville for 9th straight win.
Great Moments 2010 – Edition 7 – (1954) At 10-0 the ’54 club set the standard for Lower Bucks football.
Lower Bucks County League - Champions
League record: 7-0
Members: Bensalem, Bristol, Council Rock, Delhaas, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennsbury & Southampton
Mr. Redskin − Don Cameron
Mr. Back − Don Cameron
All Lower Bucks Selections
First Team − Stan Covington, E
First Team − Don Cameron, B
First Team − Robert Rothenbach, C
First Team − Errol Faunce, B
Second Team − Monty Ahlum, E
Second Team − Fred Buhner, T
Second Team − Andy Davis, G
Second Team − Joe Moronese, B
The_Bristol_Daily_Courier_Sat__Sep_11__1954 Muhlenberg Game Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_3__1954 Eddystone Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_10__1954 Delhaas Game Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_17__1954 Council Rock Game Article
The_Bristol_Daily_Courier_Sat__Oct_23__1954 Morrisville Game Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_31__1954 Bristol Game Article
The_Bristol_Daily_Courier_Mon__Nov_8__1954 Southampton Game Article
The_Bristol_Daily_Courier_Tue__Nov_16__1954 Pleasanteville Pre-Game Article
The_Bristol_Daily_Courier_Sat__Nov_13__1954 Pennsbury Game Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Fri__Nov_26__1954 Bensalem Game Article