1987 Season Recap

John Chaump becomes head coach following Bedesem’s departure. First arriving in Lower Bucks in the late ’60s, where he started coaching at Woodrow Wilson, he also was the head coach at Maple Point and Morrisville before taking the top slot in Langhorne. Playing schoolboy football at West Pittston high located near Scranton, he had then attended Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. Playing football for the Colonels, he was an integral part of the group that posted a streak of 32 straight wins in the late ’60s (fourth longest in college football at the time). He is also the brother of former Naval Academy and Harrisburg High coach, George Chaump, and is a football man through-and-through. With his background paying dividends, and not missing a beat, Chaump’s Redskins post a 9-2 record in his inaugural season with the resurgent team then looking for more.


1987 Neshaminy Redskins

1987 Neshaminy Redskins


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Sep. 11FridayCentral Bucks EastHome7:30pm240
Sep. 18FridayUpper MerionAway7:30pm170
Sep. 25FridayDowningtownAway7:30pm3214
Oct. 5MondayAbingtonHome7:30pm2120
Oct. 9FridayNorth PennAway7:30pm426
Oct. 16FridayCentral Bucks WestHome7:30pm025
Oct. 24SaturdayCouncil Rock*Home1:30pm299
Oct. 31SaturdayHarry S. TrumanAway1:30pm380
Nov. 7SaturdayWilliam TennentAway1:30pm530
Nov. 13FridayBensalemHome7:30pm457
Nov. 21SaturdayPennsburyAway1:30pm018
Pts Avg27.36 9.00
* Homecoming **Senior Night

Suburban One League, National Conference, - Patriot Division - tri-Champions
(Neshaminy Redskins, Council Rock Indians & Pennsbury Falcons)
Conference record: 4-1
Members: Bensalem, Council Rock, Harry S. Truman, Neshaminy, Pennsbury & William Tennent

Redskin 11

3Kevin Gowen
9Bill Vergantino
10Darren Bethke
12Brian Moser
13Chris Craig
22Jack Ferrante
29John Neri
30John Rizzo
32Fred Backhaus
33Chris Ciocian
37Dave Paino
46Tom Knox
59Terry Sauerbry
68Brad Favel

All SOL National

1stOQBBill Vergantino12
HMOHBTom Knox12
HMOCTerry Sauerbry11
HMDDEArtie James11
HMDLBKeith Moss12

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1stOQBBill Vergantino12
1stORBFrank Gibson12
HMORBKeith Moss12
HMOHBTom Knox12
HMDDEArtie James11
HMDLTerry Sauerbry11

Redskin Awards

Mr. Redskin − Bill Vergantino
Mr. Offense − Bill Vergantino

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HOF Inductees

Year 3_1987

Year 3_1987

All Star Game

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Homecoming Game

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