1975 Season Recap

Neshaminy is split into two schools, Neshaminy Langhorne and Maple Point, beginning that year and will remain so until Maple Point is closed and Neshaminy is once again a single school in 1983. The population explosion of the last 25 years is behind the school board’s decision that another school is necessary to serve the district. Unclear whether it was true the two school set-up does water the talent down and it will become apparent on the field in the coming years.

But the ’75 team still earns an LBC co-championship, the school’s 19th, and they finish 7-4. Steve Shull leads the team all year long from his position as end. He then goes on to play at William & Mary and is drafted and plays for the Miami Dolphins thereafter. He co-captains the 1983 Dolphins team in the Super Bowl, a loss to Washington, 27-17. He is one of four Redskins who play in the “biggest game” with the others being Schuh and the Bahr brothers, Chris and Matt. Allison retires after the season and is 17-16 during his three years. He is the last of the men who came to Neshaminy, and then guided the Redskins, during the “Golden Age” that the 1950s, ’60s and early ’70s had been for the team. Going back to 1952, the first year for Franks, the combined record he established along with ‘Cuskie, Cordelli, Swartz and Allison, is 191-45-8 or just a hair under an 80% winning record over almost a quarter-century.

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1975 Redskins 7-4 LBC Champs

1975 Redskins 7-4 LBC Champs


Your guide to everything 1975 Neshaminy Redskins!

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Coaches Roster
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Season Quick View

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Sep. 12FridayBensalemAway7:30pm380
Sep. 19FridayDelhaasHome7:30pm367
Sep. 28FridayEastonHome7:30pm317
Oct. 3FridayWilliam AllenAway7:30pm2014
Oct. 10FridayLouis E. DieruffAway7:30pm146
Oct. 17FridayLibertyHome7:30pm721
Oct. 24FridayReadingAway7:30pm2328
Nov. 1SaturdayWoodrow WilsonAway1:30pm127
Nov. 8SaturdayFreedomHome1:30pm140
Nov. 15SaturdayCouncil RockHome1:30pm1413
Nov. 22SaturdayPennsburyHome1:30pm034
Pts Avg16.45 13.36
* Homecoming **Senior Night

Great Moments – Edition 4 – (1975) Down 13-0 to Council Rock, ‘Skins rally in 2nd for title run win.
Great Moments – Edition 9 – (1975) Spotting Dieruff a touchdown, Neshaminy came back swinging.

Lower Bucks County League,
Section One – co-Champions
(Neshaminy Redskins & Council Rock Indians)
League record: 4-1 | Overall record: 7-4
League members: Bensalem, Council Rock, Delhaas, Neshaminy, Pennsbury & Woodrow Wilson

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Steve Shull
Mr. Back − Jamie Meier
Mr. Lineman − Bill Foster
Mr. Lineman − Tom Conroy
Mr. 3D Award − John Barnett
Unsung Hero − Steve Cloak
Mr. Offense − Terry Gallagher
Mr. Defense − Bob Hayes
Hurst Award − Jim Thompson

Captains: Steve Shull and Bill Foster

Big 8 All Stars

1stOEEli Weissman12
1stOP/KJeff Ratner12
!stDLSteve Shull12
2ndOGJohn Barnett12
2ndORBJamie Meier12
2ndDLMark Simpson12
2ndDERon Steele12
2ndDSBob Hayes12

Phila Inq All Area Selections

1stDEBill Foster12
HMOEEli Weissman12
HMDESteve Shull12
HMDLMark Simpson12

Hurst Award

Hurst Award

Hurst Award

Hurst Award gien at Pennsbury Game

Hurst Award given out at Pennsbury Game

UPI All State

Jeff Ratner #42 was selected to the AP All State team as 3nd team Offense K/P

1975 Football Action Shot 9 Jeff Ratner Kicker

1975 Football Action Shot 9 Jeff Ratner Kicker

AP All State

Eli Weissman #40 was seelcted to the AP All State team as HM Offense

1975 Football Action Shot 12 Eli Weissman with the ball

1975 Football Action Shot 12 Eli Weissman with the ball

Steve Shull

Class of 1976 Steve Shull William & Mary

Class of 1976 Steve Shull William & Mary

1981_1983 Shull_Steve Miami Dolphins

Class of 1976 Steve Shull 1981-1983 Miami Dolphins

All Star Game

1st Annual Bob Sands Bucks County Lions All-Star Football Classic

This is the first year we see the Lions affiliated with the All Star Game. Previously under the Bucks County Cancer Society's mantle, Bob Sands, zone chairman of the District 14-A Lions Club has now taken over the reins after the Lion Club was voted as successor. Read all about it in the article below.

The Bucks County All Star Game for 1975 players was held Wednesday June 16th, 1976 at the Neshaminy HS Stadium. Kick-off at 7:30 PM

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News_Herald_Wed__Jun_2__1976_ All Star Game

Bucks_County_Courier_Times_Thu__Sep_4__1975_Lions Take over the All Star Game in 1975

Newspaper Articles

Bucks_County_Courier_Times_Thu__Sep_4__1975_Bob Sands and the Lions take over the Bucks County All Star Game

Bucks_County_Courier_Times_Sun__Sep_7__1975_-2 PreSeason Article

Bucks_County_Courier_Times_Sun__Sep_7__1975_-5 PreSeason Big 8

Bucks_County_Courier_Times_Sat__Sep_13__1975_Bensalem Game

1975_10_3 Wm Allen Game

Courier Times 1975_10_11 NHS_comes_back_vs_Dieruff

Delaware_County_Daily_Times_Fri__Oct_11__1975_Dieruff Boxscore

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Oct_18__1975_Liberty Boxscore


The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Oct_25__1975_1 Reading Game Article

Neshaminy_1975 Nov. 14 pre-Council Rock game article 09.21.16 Council Rock pregame

1975_11_15 NHS vs Council Rock Unsungs

Neshaminy_1975 Nov. 16 post-Council Rock game article 10.12.16 Council Rock Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Nov_16__1975_Council Rock Game

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Nov_23__1975_Pennsbury Game LBCL Title

Neshaminy_1975 Nov. 25 post-Pennsbury Dick Dougherty article 09.28.16 A great article on visitors at the Pennsbury Game

Neshaminy_1975 Dec. 14 Petercuskie speaks at Lions Banquet 10.12.16 Peterciskie at 1975 Banquet

1975 Redskin Awards - Clipping from Courier Times _Dec 1975

The_Indiana_Gazette_Wed__Dec_3__1975_API All State

The_Morning_Call_Tue__Dec_9__1975_BIG EIGHT SELECTIONS

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Fri__Dec_12__1975_Phila Inquirer All Area

Evening_Herald_Wed__Dec_31__1975_UPI All State Selections