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.

1954_Oct 15_Hurricane Hazel's path

1954_Oct 15_Hurricane Hazel's path

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.

Team

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1954 Neshaminy Redskins

Schedule

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DateDayOpponent:H/ATimeN.H.S.Opp.Ties
Sep. 10FridayMuhlenbergHome8:00pm1813
Oct. 2SaturdayEddystoneAway2:00pm3212
Oct. 8FridayDelhaasHome8:00pm470
Oct. 16SaturdayCouncil RockHome2:00pm3212
Oct. 22FridayMorrisvilleHome8:00pm277
Oct. 29FridayBristolAway8:30pm5713
Nov. 6SaturdaySouthamptonAway2:00pm328
Nov. 12FridayPennsburyAway8:00pm316
Nov. 19FridayPleasantvilleAway8:00pm206
Nov. 25Thursday***BensalemHome10:00am536
Points349830
Pts Avg34.98.3
Record1000
* 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

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Don Cameron
Mr. Back − Don Cameron

1954 Senior Don Cameron

1954 Senior 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

Roster

1954 Roster

1954 Roster

Marching Band

1954 Marching Band

1954 Marching Band