1977 Season Recap


1977 Football Championship Schmidt - Riley

Finishing the season at 7-3, the Redskins play a game that year where they are listed as visitors at their home field for the first time (they take the eastern side of the field during the game). Suiting up against their sister school, the Maple Point Cougars, they two teams flip-flop as they trade “home and away” status during the years that Maple Point exists. The ‘Skins also participate in their first post-season playoff game in ’77 as the LBC looks to end “co-championships” on the field. And despite a convincing 42-14 Neshaminy win during league play, the Bensalem Fightin’ Owls take the one-game playoff for sole ownership of the LBC championship, 12-7.

We would like to thank Jim Riley, '78 Alumni and the 1977 Season Mr. Redskin, for digitizing the games from the 1977 Season. It is available on You Tube and the historical play off game mentioned above is available to view.

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1977 Neshaminy Langhorne Redskins Official Team Photo


Your guide to everything 1977 Neshaminy Redskins!

Click on the links below to explore.

Coaches Roster
Team Seniors
Cheer Band
N Club


Season Quick View

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

Game programs available here

Sep. 9FridayBishop EganAway7:30pm712
Sep. 16FridayAbingtonHome7:30pm140
Sep. 23FridayFrankfordHome8:00pm726
Oct. 1SaturdayBensalemAway1:30pm4214
Oct. 8SaturdayDelhaasHome1:30pm190
Oct. 15SaturdayMaple PointHome7:30pm07
Oct. 22SaturdayTrentonAway1:30pm5514
Oct. 29SaturdayWoodrow WilsonAway1:30pm3415
Nov. 4FridayCouncil RockHome7:30pm149
Nov. 11FridayPennsburyHome7:30pm207
Nov. 16WednesdayBensalem - PHome7:30pm712
Pts Avg19.9110.55
* Homecoming **Senior Night

Great Moments 2008 – Edition 5 – (1977) Explosive 5 minutes and 20 points breaks Falcons’ back.

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Jim Riley
Mr. Back − Tom Calkins
Mr. Lineman − Alec Puketza
Mr. 3D − Chris Cechak
Unsung Hero − Gerry Wright
Mr. Offense − Bruce Moyer
Mr. Defense − Chris Bezick
Hurst Award − Blake Spirko
Captains -  Chris Cechek, Jim Riley and Tom Collins

1977 Football Awards

1977 Football Awards

All Lower Bucks

1stOBTom Calkins12
1stOILAlec Puketza12
1stOILSteve Goodman12
1stDLTony Manzo12
1stDLJim Riley12
2ndOILSteve Goodman12
2ndOCChris Cechak12
2ndDDBChris Bezick12

Source - Courier Times

Courier Times All Area

1stOBTom Calkins12
1stOILAlec Puketza12
1stDTJim Riley12

All Area Inquirer

2ndDMGTom Calkins12

All Star City-Suburban Inquirer

HMDMGTom Calkins12

Trentonian All Lower Bucks

1stOFBTom Calkins12
1stOOGAlec Puketza12
1stDDETony Manzo12
1stDDLJim Riley12
2ndOOTSteve Goodman12
2ndOOCChris Cechak12
2ndDDBChris Bezick12

Hurst Award

Hurst Award

Hurst Award

All Star Game

Annual Bob Sands Memorial Bucks County Lions All-Star Football Classic

The Bucks County All Star Game for 1977 players was held Saturday June 24th, 1978 at Bensalem Stadium. Kick-off at 7:30 PM

If you have photos from this game please contact us

Congrats to Jim Riley, Tom Calkins, Chris Cechak, Tony Manzo, Alec Puketza, and Steve Tibbles who was selected to play in this game.

Pregame Article 2  - News_Herald_Wed__Jun_7__1978_All Star Game
Pregame Article 2  - Bucks County Courier Times 06-11-1978 Pregame Article All Star Game
Pregame Article 3 - Bucks County Courier Times 06-23-1978 Pregame Article All Star Game


1978 All Star Game for 77 Seniors

Screenshot 2024-02-04 at 13-29-49 Rockabye – Clean Bandit ft. Anne Marie Lawrence Park Smule Duet

1978 Football All Stars Lions Game Photos

1978 Football All Stars Lions Game Photos

1978 Football All Stars Lions Game Roster

1978 Football All Stars Lions Game Roster

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1978 All Star Game Practice 1

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1978 All Star Game Practice 2

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1978 All Star Game Practice 3

Players of the Week

Oct 11 Defensive player of the week - Jim Riley
Nov 8 Defensive player of the week - Jim Riley
Nov 17 Maxwell Club* player of the week - Tom Calkins

*Please note that the Maxwell Club started recognizing High School players with Player of the Week awards which were then followed in later years as Min-Max Awards.


Bucks-County-Courier-Times-Sep-04-1977-Preseason 1

Courier Times 1977_09_10 Saturday Neshaminy Egan article

Courier Times 1977_09_16 Neshaminy Abington Article

Courier Times 1977_09_24 Neshaminy Frankford Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_2__1977_Bensalem Game Article

Courier Times 1977_10_11 Tues Player of the week Delhaus

Courier Times 1977_10_30 Saturday Neshaminy Wilson Article

The_Daily_Intelligencer_Sat__Nov_5__1977_Council Rock

Courier Times 1977 Neshaminy vs Council Rock article-1

Courier Times 1977_11_06 Sunday Neshaminy vs Council Rock article

The Philadelphia Bulletin 1977_11_05 Council Rock Game Rileys Memory Philadelphia Bulletin

Courier Times 1977_11_08 Player of the Week Council Rock

Courier Times 1977_11_10 Thursday Neshaminy vs Pennsbury Pregame article

The Trentonian 1977_11_12 Saturday Neshaminy vs Pennsbury Trentonian article

Bucks County Courier Sun_1977 Nov. 13 Pennsbury game article

1977 Neshaminy Bensalem Playoff Pregame articles

Courier Times 1977 Neshaminy vs Bensalem Championship Pregame article-2

Courier Times 1977 Neshaminy vs Bensalem Championship Pregame article 2-1

Courier Times All Area

1977 All Lower Bucks

Bucks County Courier Times 11-20-1977 Trentonian All Star 1

Bucks County Courier Times 11-20-1977 Trentonian All Star Player Photos

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Thu__Dec_8__1977_City Suburban All Star Inquirer

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_11__1977_Inquirer All Area

Standard_Speaker_Sat__Dec_24__1977_End of Year Season Recap

1977 Season Neshaminy Redskin Colleges

1977 Fall Sports Award Banquet


Special thanks to Jim Riley for this treasured video. Click here for all the 1977 games. The game below is a home game against Pennsbury. The final score was Neshaminy 20  - Pennsbury 7.


I don't know about you, but these gentlemen look exactly the same.

1977 Team Reunion held in 2023

1977 Team Reunion held in 2023