1969 Season Recap

1969-Game Crowd

1969-Game Crowd

The ‘Skins finish 7-4 for the second straight year. Another bright spot is the play of sophomore Dale Forchetti who is an immediate sensation. In fact, Forchetti’s electrifying 86-yard touchdown on a return of an Egan kickoff sets the tone for his years at Neshaminy. And after three straight losses to the Eagles the ‘Skins are happy to have him as they are down 12-0 before Forchetti’s return. Still down 24-14 at the half, it seems not enough; however, the second half sees the great Steve Sroba punch two across to lead the comeback as Neshaminy prevails, 27-24.

The ‘Skins also play Bensalem on Thanksgiving Day of that year. Many thanks to Dave Sommers who donated this highlight video. You can see Chris Bahr #11 kicking the ball.  It represents the last time the they will play the Thursday afternoon holiday closer against the Owls (which had been almost yearly since 1946). It’s also the last time Neshaminy plays a Thanksgiving game against any team. Sroba earns Mr. Redskin honors that year and then heads to a solid career at the University of Virginia.

There is more video from 1969 at the bottom of the page. The clips are from Dave Sommers and the two full games are from Chuck Gearhart. Thank you both for sharing these treasures with us!


1969 Neshaminy Redskins

1969 Neshaminy Redskins


Your guide to everything 1969 Neshaminy Redskins!

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Coaches Roster
Team  N/A Seniors
Band Cheer


Season Quick View

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Game programs available here

Sep. 5FridayBishop EganHome8:00pm2724
Sep. 12FridayPennridgeAway8:00pm013
Sep. 26FridayEastonHome8:00pm437
Oct. 3FridayWilliam AllenAway8:00pm210
Oct. 10FridayLouis E. DieruffAway8:00pm712
Nov. 1SaturdayWoodrow WilsonAway2:00pm1618
Nov. 7FridayFreedomHome8:00pm100
Nov. 15SaturdayWilliam TennentAway2:00pm456
Nov. 21FridayPennsburyHome8:00pm713
Nov. 27ThursdayBensalemHome10:00am2818
Pts Avg20.4510.82
* Homecoming **Senior Night

Great Moments 2007 – Edition 4 – (1969) Trailing at the half, the ‘Skins rally to nip a stubborn Egan team.

Big Seven Conference - Tri-Champions
(Neshaminy Redskins, Louis E. Dieruff Huskies & Pennsbury Falcons)
League record: 4-2
Easton, Freedom, Liberty, Louis E. Dieruff, Neshaminy, Pennsbury & William Allen

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Steve Sroba
Mr. Back − Ed Romanowski
Mr. Lineman − Mark Mattingly
Mr. 3D − Dennis Smith
Unsung Hero − Charles Bean


1969 Mr Redskin Steve Sroba

All Lower Bucks Section One

1stOCBruce McHale10
1stORBSteve Sroba12
1stDTVince Forchetti11
1stDMGRick Rosenblatt11
1stDLBMike Emanual11
1stDDBDennis Smith12
HMOEKen Johnston12
HMOTWalter Justice11
HMOGBill Day12
HMOQBJohn Swartz11
HMORBChuck Gearhart12
HMORBAndy Koch11
HMORBEd Romanowsky12
HMDLBTim Kelly11
HMDLBMark Mattingley12
HMDDBBrad Keppley12
HMDDBMike Homes12
HMDDBReed Madden12

Big 7 Selections

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All State

Associated Press All-State Redskins

Brad Keppley

1969 Senior 44 Brad Keppley

1969 Senior 44 Brad Keppley

Steve Sroba

1968 Junior 32 Steve Sroba

1968 Junior 32 Steve Sroba

Rick Rosenblatt

1969 Junior 64 Rich Rosenblatt

1969 Junior 64 Rich Rosenblatt