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.


1970 Neshaminy Redskins

1970 Neshaminy Redskins


Your guide to everything 1970 Neshaminy Redskins!

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Coaching Staff Roster
Seniors Cheer
Band Team


Season Quick View

All game articles and video are at bottom of page - make sure to check them out!

Game programs available here

Sep. 11FridayBishop EganHome7:30pm170
Sep. 18FridayPennridgeHome7:30pm336
Sep. 26SaturdayEastonHome1:30pm236
Oct. 2FridayWilliam AllenHome7:30pm266
Oct. 9FridayLouis E. DieruffHome7:30pm1514
Oct. 16FridayLibertyAway7:30pm622
Oct. 23FridayBensalemHome7:30pm350
Oct. 31SaturdayWoodrow WilsonHome1:30pm176
Nov. 7SaturdayFreedomAway7:30pm350
Nov. 13FridayWilliam TennentHome7:30pm370
Nov. 21SaturdayPennsburyAway1:30pm77
Pts Avg22.826.10
* Homecoming
**Senior Night

Great Moments
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

Redskin Awards

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

1stOGMike Dougherty12
1stOCBruce McHale11
1stORBAndy Koch12
1stDEAlex Wasilov12
1stDLBMike Emanuel12
HMOTPhil Silas12
HMOQBJohn Swartz12
HMDTVince Forchetti12
HMDSJim Campbell12

Courier Times All Area

1stOFBAndy Koch12
1stOTPhila Silas12
1stOCBruce McHale11
1stDLBAlex Wasilov12
1stDLBVince Forchetti12
1stDLBTim Kelly11
1stDLBMike Emanuel11

1970 Courier Times All Area Selections

1970 Courier Times All Area Selections

United Press All-State Redskins

Mike Emanuel | 1st Team Tackle

1970 Senior Mike Emanuel

1970 Senior Mike Emanuel

Associated Press All-State Redskins

Mike Emanuel | 1st Team Linebacker

1970 Senior Mike Emanuel

1970 Senior Mike Emanuel

Bruce McHale | 2nd Team Center

1970 Junior Bruce McHale

1970 Junior Bruce McHale

Big 33

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

1970 Senior Mike Emanuel


College Players

Mike Emanuel

Mike Emanuel | University of Kentuckey

Class of 1970 Mike Emmanuel University of Kentucky

Class of 1970 Mike Emmanuel University of Kentucky

Chris Bahr

Chris Bahr | Penn State University

Class of 1970 Bahr_Chris PSU 2

Class of 1970 Chris Bahr PSU

Pro Players

Bahr_Chris_ Raiders

Class of 1970 Chris Bahr LA Raiders

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.

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Jun_27__1971_Suburban All Star Game Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Jun_27__1971_Suburban All Star Game Article

Flag Football

1970-71_13 Faculty Student Flag Football

1970-71_13 Faculty Student Flag Football

Newspaper Articles

Philadelphia_Daily_News_Fri__Sep_11__1970_ QB Story

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Sep_19__1970_Pennridge Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Sep_27__1970_Easton Article

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

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Oct_3__1970_Allen Game

The_Morning_Call_Sat__Oct_3__1970_Allen Article

Bucks-County-Courier-Times-Oct-03-1970-Wm Allen Game Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Thu__Oct_8__1970_WFIL Top 20

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Oct_10__1970_Dieruff Article

Bucks-County-Courier-Times-Oct-10-1970 Dieruff game article

The_Morning_Call_Sat__Oct_10__1970_Dieruff Article

The_Morning_Call_Fri__Oct_15__1971_Liberty Pregame Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Oct_17__1970_Liberty Article

The_Morning_Call_Sat__Oct_17__1970_Liberty Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Oct_24__1970_Bensalem 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!