1959 Season Recap

The team finishes 10-1 and takes the LBC once again. The only loss is to the defending state champs, Easton. Added to the schedule just that year, only a last second “Hail Mary” pass and touchdown lets the Dawgs escape with a 13-7 win. The team’s 376 total points scored sets the new standard in that category while the defense allows just 52 points, or 4.73 a game, which is still the 6th best ever.

Franks retires at season’s end (turning the team over to Petercuskie) with his overall record standing at 69-10-2. Schuh is voted to the AP’s all state 2nd team as a fullback and becomes the first Redskin to earn statewide post-season recognition by the major news service organizations. Schuh also repeats as the LBC scoring champ.



1959 Neshaminy Redskins


Season Quick View

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Game programs available here

Sep. 11FridayBristolHome8:00pm467
Sep. 18FridayPennridgeHome8:00pm376
Sep. 25FridayWilliam TennentHome8:00pm210
Oct. 2FridayCouncil RockAway8:00pm330
Oct. 9FridayEastonHome8:00pm713
Oct. 16FridayWoodrow WilsonHome8:00pm590
Oct. 23FridayLower MerionHome8:00pm270
Oct. 31SaturdayMorrisvilleAway8:00pm200
Nov. 7Saturday**PennsburyHome8:00pm417
Nov. 13FridayDelhaasHome8:00pm336
Nov. 26Thursday***BensalemAway10:30am5213
Pts Avg34.18 4.73
* Homecoming **Senior Night ***Turkey Bowl

Great Moment 2009 – Edition 5 – (1959) Harry Schuh becomes the first “All-State” Redskin.

Lower Bucks County League - Champions

League record: 8-0

Members: Bensalem, Bristol, Council Rock, Delhaas, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennsbury, William Tennent & Woodrow Wilson

Coaching Staff

1959 Coaching Staff

1959 Coaching Staff

All State

Kicking it off for the ‘Skins was one of Neshaminy’s greatest sons, Harry Schuh, who was named to the UPI’s 2nd team as a fullback during his junior year in 1959.

1959 2nd Team Harry Schuh Fullback

1959 Junior Harry Schuh

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Herb Cummings
Mr. Back − John Kurtz
Mr. Lineman − Bill Watkins
Unsung Hero – Tom Rickards

All Lower Bucks Selections

First Team − Ed Fiorelli, E
First Team − Bill Watkins, G
First Team − Herb Cummings C
First Team − Jack Stricker HB
First Team − Harry Schuh FB
Second Team − Tom Evans, G
Honorable Mention − Bob Rumsey E
Honorable Mention − Barry White T
Honorable Mention − Don Bockhorn G
Honorable Mention − Tom Richards B



1959 Roster

1959 Seniors

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Bob Rumsy #9

1959 Senior Bob Rumsey Senior Bio

Jerry Lauthier #11

1959 Senior Jerry Lauther Senior Bio

Tom Evan #14

1959 Senior Tom Evans Senior Bio

Ed Rhodes #18

1959 Senior Ed Rhodes Senioe Bio

Louis Cooper #23

1959 Senior Lou Cooper Senior Bio

Werner Fentrop #25

1959 Senior Werner Fentrop Senior Bio

Barry White #30

1959 Senior Barry White Senior Bio

Ernest Giunta #46

1959 Senior Ernest Giunta Senior Bio

Bill Watkins #10

1959 Senior Bill Watkins Senior Bio

Don Bockhorn #13

1959 Senior Don Bockhorn Bio

Fred Ermil #16

1959 Senior Fred Ermil Senior Bio

Ed Fiorelli #19

1959 Senior Ed Fiorelli Senior Bio

John Kurtz #24

1959 Senior John Kurtz Senior Bio

Herb Cummings #28

1959 Senior Herb Cummings Senior Bio

Anthony Sylvester #32

1959 Senior Tony Sylvester Senior Bio

Bob King Manager

1959 Senior Bob King Mgr Senior Bio

Cheer Team

1959 Cheer Team

1959 Cheer Team

1959 Cheer Team Captains

1959 Cheer Team Captains

Color Guard

1959 Color Guard

1959 Color Guard


1959 Majorettes

1959 Majorettes

College Players

Class of 1960 Werner Frentrop Rutgers University

Class of 1960 Werner Frentrop Rutgers University