1961 Season Recap

The ‘Skins play 12 games, the most ever in a season, and finish 11-1. The 13-7 loss to nemesis Easton is the only black mark. What follows is rather amazing as a 28-14 win over Allentown Allen the next week (the fourth game of the season) is the beginning of “The Streak” during which Neshaminy will not lose another game on the field until 1966. Schuh is the first Neshaminy player to participate in the Big 33 (the game is played during the summer prior to the season and features just graduated seniors). John Carber is also the first Redskin to be selected 1st team all-state while he is also the first Redskin to be selected by both the UPI and AP for all state honors in the same year. He goes on to star as a lineman at West Point and is the recipient of many post season honors and awards while at The Academy.

Before the season the LBC is divided into a Section One (big schools) and Section Two (small schools) to take into account the population shifts which had occurred over the 1950s. Neshaminy is in the large school category and the championship is once again theirs, the tenth straight. Charles Barr, father of early to mid-’60s star running backs, brothers Bob and Gerry, starts the N Club with other like minded parents and boosters. It remains as an important supporter of Redskin football to this day.



1961 Neshaminy Redskins


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Sep. 8FridayBishop EganHome8:15pm140
Sep. 15Friday*ChesterHome8:15pm390
Sep. 22FridayEastonHome8:15pm713
Sep, 29
FridayWilliam AllenAway2:00pm2814
Oct. 6
Oct. 13
FridayWoodrow WilsonHome8:15pm54
Oct. 20
Oct. 28
Nov. 3
FridayWilliam TennentHome8:15pm220
Nov. 11
SaturdayDelaware Township (NJ)Home2:00pm5413
Nov. 17
Nov. 23
Pts Avg34.756.25
* Homecoming **Senior Night ***Turkey Bowl

Great Moments 2010 – Edition 6 – (1961) In the rubber match, the ‘Skins take on the William Allen Canaries

Lower Bucks County League, Section One - Champions
League record: 3-0
Neshaminy, Pennsbury, William Tennent & Woodrow Wilson


1961 Roster

1961 Roster


1961 Assistant Coaches

1961 Assistant Coaches


1961 Cheer Team

1961 Cheer Team


1961-62 Majorettes

1961-62 Majorettes

Color Guard

1961-62 Color Guard

1961-62 Color Guard

All State

Associated Press All-State Redskins

1961 Senior John Carber

1961 Senior John Carber

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − John Carber
Mr. Back − Bruce Evans
Mr. Lineman − Brian Baker
Mr. 3D − Ed Kaminski
Unsung Hero − Dick Bonsall


First Team − Allan Rell, E
First Team − John Carber, T
First Team − Bob Cummings, G
First Team − Brian Baker, B
First Team − Ed Kaminski, HB
Second Team − Bob Baxter, FB
Honorable Mention − Bill Schumberg, E
Honorable Mention − John Sauers, T
Honorable Mention − Robert Bickel, G
Honorable Mention − John Wichelman, G
Honorable Mention − Tom Preno, B, LB


Brian Baker

1961 Senior Baker Brian

Richard Blodgett

1961 Senior Blodgett Richard

Stan Canter

1961 Senior Cantor Stan

Don Colbert

1961 Senior Colbert Donald

Doug Lanes

1961 Senior Lanes Doug

Bill Schemberg

1961 Senior Schemberg William

Trainer John Brehm

1961 Senior Brehm Mike Trainer

James Ball

1961 Senior Ball James

Jack Bodziak

1961 Senior Bodziak Jack

John Carber

1961 Senior Carber John

Bruce Evans

1961 Senior Evans Bruce

Allen Rell

1961 Rell Allen

Mike Wingfield

1961 Senior Wingfield Mike

Manager Bill Doebler

1961 Senior Doebler William Mgr

Robert Bickel

1961 Senior Bickel Robert

Ricahrd Bonsall

1961 Senior Bonsall Richard

David Carroll

1961 Senior Carroll David

Ed Kaminski

1961 Senior Kaminski Edward

John Sauers

1961 Senior Sauers John

Mike Wunsch

1961 Senior Wunch Mike

Manger Bill McFarlane

1961 Senior McFarlane William Mgr

College Players

Class of 1962 John Carber West Point

Class of 1962 John Carber West Point