1970 Season Recap
Delivering a 9-1-1 record, only a 22-6 loss to a Mike Hartenstine (of Penn State and Chicago Bears fame) led Bethlehem Liberty, and a 7-7 tie to the Falcons in a water soaked field, mar the team’s campaign. The Pennsbury game is also scheduled as the last game of the regular season for only the fourth time in the 40 year rivalry between the two schools. With the two schools obviously sensing something good, in the 42 seasons that have followed (through 2012), there have been only three years that a school other than Pennsbury has ended the regular season for the Redskins.
As a result of its efforts on the field, the team earns the LBC championship for the 17th time in school history while the defense, a large part of the team’s success, allows only 67 points all year (just 6.09 a game). The iron fisted Mike Emanuel anchors the defense from his linebacker position and in the post season he is named first team all state by both the UPI and the AP, the third Redskin to accomplish that feat. He attends the University of Kentucky where he letters three years. He also earns multiple honors and awards, both league and school. And with the population of the district still increasing (to over 55,000 in 1970, up over 15,000 from 1960), and the appearance of continued growth at the same pace well into the future, a decision is made that will lead to what is known as “The Split” in just another few years.
Don't miss our clips of the 1970 Pennsbury game at the bottom of the page. The field was so muddy that the players cleats sank down into the mud and made it difficult to move around.
Season Quick View
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|Sep. 11||Friday||Bishop Egan||Home||7:30pm||17||0|
|Oct. 2||Friday||William Allen||Home||7:30pm||26||6|
|Oct. 9||Friday||Louis E. Dieruff||Home||7:30pm||15||14|
|Oct. 31||Saturday||Woodrow Wilson||Home||1:30pm||17||6|
|Nov. 13||Friday||William Tennent||Home||7:30pm||37||0|
|* Homecoming ||**Senior Night|
2005 – Edition 7 – (1970) Late 2-pt conversion caps thrilling win over Allentown Dieruff.
Lower Bucks County League, Section One - Champions
League record: 3-0-1 | Overall record: 9-1-1
Members: Bensalem, Neshaminy, Pennsbury, William Tennent & Woodrow Wilson
Mr. Redskin − Mike Emanuel
Mr. Back − Andy Koch
Mr. Lineman − Mike Dougherty
Mr. 3D − John Swartz
Unsung Hero − Tim Kelly
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Big 7 All Star Selection
Courier Times All Area
United Press All-State Redskins
Mike Emanuel | 1st Team Tackle
Associated Press All-State Redskins
Mike Emanuel | 1st Team Linebacker
Bruce McHale | 2nd Team Center
The 1971 Big 33 game (1970 players) was played on August 7, 1971 at Hershey Stadium in Hershey Pa. Kick off was at 8:00 PM.
Mike Emanuel was selected from Neshaminy High School.
Mike Emanuel | University of Kentuckey
Chris Bahr | Penn State University
All Star Game
MS Hope Chest Football Classic
Suburban All Stars Vs. City All Stars
This game is not to be confused with the Bucks County All Star Game which does not start until next year.
This is the MS Hope Chest Football Classic All Star Game which was played on June 27, 1971 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Chris Bahr K/P was selected to play in this game for Neshaminy High School.
Morning_Call_September_27_1970 Easton Artcle
The_Progress_Wed__Sep_30__1970_Pennsylvania Top Teams
The_Morning_Call_Thu__Oct_1__1970_-1 Article On Neshaminy Easton Issues
Bucks-County-Courier-Times-Oct-03-1970-Wm Allen Game Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Thu__Oct_8__1970_WFIL Top 20
Bucks-County-Courier-Times-Oct-10-1970 Dieruff game article
The_Morning_Call_Fri__Oct_15__1971_Liberty Pregame Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Thu__Oct_29__1970_Woodrow Wilson Pregame Article
Phila_Inquirer_November_1__1970 Woodrow Wilson Article
Morning_Call_November_8__1970 Freedom Article
The_Daily_Intelligencer_Sat__Nov_14__1970 Tennent Article
Bucks-County_Courier-Times_Nov-20-1970 Pennsbury pre-game article
Phila_Inquirer_November_22__1970 Pennsbury game LBCL Title
The_Morning_Call_Tue__Dec_1__1970_UPI All State Selections
The_Courier_Express_Wed__Dec_2__1970_UPI All State
Warren_Times_Mirror_and_Observer_Wed__Dec_9__1970_Assoc Press All State Selections
Philadelphia_Daily_News_Thu__Dec_10__1970_WFIL Golden Eleven
Tyrone_Daily_Herald_Mon__Dec_28__1970_BIG 33 Selections
Bucks_County_Courier_Times_Thu__May_13__1971_John Scwartz PSU BBall
The_Daily_Intelligencer_Tue__Jun_15__1971_MS Hope Chest Classic Game for 1970 Players
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Jun_27__1971_Suburban All Star Game Article
The_Daily_Intelligencer_Mon__Jun_28__1971_Suburban All Star Game for 1970 Players
Standard_Speaker_Wed__Aug_4__1971_Big 33 for 1970 Season Players
This video was donated by Dave Sommers. His Dad took footage from the 1969 day games and the 1970 Pennsbury day game. Many thanks to the Sommers family!