1960 Season Recap

Petercuskie directs his first group as head coach of the Redskins and his inaugural team comes in at 10-0-1. It’s Neshaminy’s third squad to finish unbeaten as the LBC trophy remains in Langhorne for the 9th straight year. A 13-13 tie against Easton is the only blemish. The team scores a then monumental 436 points, a new record, and averages 39.63 points per game (the total points scored stood as a record until broken by the 2013 squad’s 531 points). The '60 defense gives up just 51 points and the 4.64 points “allowed” puts the team at fourth position all time (behind the 1930, 1956 and 1946 squads).

1960 Harry Schuh

1960 Harry Schuh

Seniors Schuh and Stricker are both named all state that year which is the only “time” two Redskin running backs were selected in the same year. Schuh earns 2nd team honors from the UPI for the second time (the first multi-year “all state” Redskin) and Stricker earns 3rd team honors from the AP (Schuh is also named a high school all American, a first for a Redskin). The two backs scored 99 touchdowns, or 594 points, between them in their three years at Neshaminy while Stricker takes the scoring title in the LBC that year (with the two of them keeping it between themselves their three years). Stricker plays at Temple while Schuh attends Memphis State, where he is an all American, before being drafted in the 1965 pro football draft by Oakland. He plays for 10 years, earning all pro status while also playing in the 1967 Super Bowl. He is a member of the all time Raiders’ team as an offensive tackle.

With Middletown Township’s population then at 26,936 residents (1960) and Lower Southampton standing at 12,619, plus the 3,000 or 4,000 in the other “boros”, the district has grown from 5,000 people in 1940 to 10,000 in 1950 before ballooning to 40,000 in 1960. With Levittown completed in 1959 the impact on the district was immediate. As a result, during the 1960s graduating classes at Neshaminy will average over 1,000 students each year while the supply of student athletes seems endless.

Team

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1960 Neshaminy Redskins

Schedule

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DateDayOpponent:H/ATimeN.H.S.Opp.Ties
Sep, 9
FridayBishop EganHome8:15pm416
Sep. 17SaturdayChesterAway2:00pm326
Sep. 24SaturdayEastonAway8:15pm13131
Oct. 1SaturdayWoodrow WilsonAway2:00pm400
Oct. 7FridayBristolAway8:15pm460
Oct. 14FridayMorrisvilleHome8:15pm420
Oct. 22SaturdayPennsburyAway2:00pm417
Oct. 28FridayDelhaasHome8:30pm400
Nov. 5SaturdayWilliam TennentAway2:00pm550
Nov. 11FridayCouncil RockHome8:15pm546
Nov. 19Saturday*Bensalem***Home2:00pm3213
Points43651
Pts Avg39.644.64
Record1001
* Homecoming **Senior Night ***Thanksgiving Game

Lower Bucks County League - Champions
League record: 8-0
Members:
Bensalem, Bristol, Council Rock, Delhaas, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennsbury, William Tennent & Woodrow Wilson

Roster

Please note that rosters were changed per game according to who would play in that game. Below is roster from Bensalem. We will eventually combine all these game rosters together to create a master roster.

1960 Bensalem Game Roster Senior Night

1960 Roster from Bensalem Game

Coaches

1960 Coaching Staff

Cheer

1960 Cheer Team 2

All State

1960 Special Awards Stricker and Schuh

1960 All State Jack Stricker and Harry Schuh

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Jack Stricker
Mr. Back − Harry Schuh
Mr. Lineman − Jack Currie
Mr. Unsung Hero – Rich Boerckel

1960 Senior Jack Stricker

1960 Senior Jack Stricker

All LBC

First Team − Harry Schuh, FB
First Team − Jack Stricker, HB
First Team − Jack Currie, G
First Team - Dick Bonsall T
Second Team − Richie Held,  E
Second Team − John Carber, T
Second Team − Brian Baker, G
Honorable Mention − Fran McCollum, B
Honorable Mention − Rich Boerckel, B

Seniors

Richard Boerckel

1960 Senior Boerckel Richard

Ron Carroll

1960 Senior Carroll Ron

James Gummel

1960 Senior Gummell JAmes

Charles Kemp

1960 Senior Kemp Charles

David Richardson

1960 Senior Richardson David

Jack Stricker

1960 Senior Stricker Jack

Ron Young

1960 Senior Young Ron

John Buhner

1960 Senior Buhner John

Jack Currie

1960 Senior Currie Jack

Gerald Hertz

1960 Senior Hertz Gerald

Frannie McCollum

1960 Senior McCollum Frannie

Harry Schuh

1960 Senior Schuh Harry

Howard Venzie

1960 Senior Venzie Howard

College and Pro Players

Harry Schuh

Class of 1961 Schuh_Harry Memphis State University

Class of 1961 Harry Schuh Memphis State University

Jack Stricker

Class of 1961 Jack Stricker Temple University

Class of 1961 Jack Stricker Temple University

Harry Schuh

1970 Schuh_Harry Oakland Raiders

Class of 1961 Harry Schuh 1970 Oakland Raiders