2001 Season Recap
Leaving no doubt that Neshaminy was back on top, the team finishes the 2001 season unbeaten at 15-0 and establishes the best ever record by a Redskins team. They earn their first D1 title, Eastern Championship and PIAA 4A title along the way. At season’s end they are ranked 9th in the country by USA Today. Masters of Houdini-like escapes from “death”, the club rallies from fourth quarter, two touchdown deficits in four separate games that year. Twice the winning TD was scored with under a minute to go while once the scoreboard clock had run to 00:00. Considered serious “dogs” to a Woodland Hills team led by Steve Breaston (and which had mauled its regular season and playoff opponents), the ‘Skins were unbowed as they took the Wolverines down, 21-7, in the state title game.
Jamar Brittingham became the first Lower Bucks running back to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season that year (he finished with 2,565 yards on the ground and 30 touchdowns) while five players earned all state honors including Brittingham, Keith Ennis, Steve Brett, John Koch and Jay Collins. It’s a record for the most Redskins named all state in a single season, surpassing the four honored in 1971. Brittingham later plays at Bloomsburg University where he established 27 school and conference records including Bloomsburg records for career rushing yards (5,689) and total points scored (516). He is signed as a priority free agent by the Atlanta Falcons before being later released. Other players go on to make contributions at the next level as well. Schmidt is named Coach of The Year in almost every poll and was selected to the coaching staff for the 2002 Big 33 game to be played in Hershey on July 20, 2002.
Season Quick View
All game articles are at bottom of page - make sure to check them out!
Game programs available here
|Aug. 31||Friday||Father Judge||Home||7:30pm||28||27|
|Sep. 21||Friday||North Penn||Home||7:30pm||23||14|
|Sep. 28||Friday||Central Bucks West||Home||7:30pm||21||19|
|Oct. 6||Saturday||Central Bucks East||Away||1:30pm||15||14|
|Oct. 13||Saturday||Harry S. Truman*||Home||1:30pm||33||6|
|Oct. 26||Friday||Council Rock**||Home||7:30pm||34||0|
|Nov. 9||Friday||Central Bucks East||Home||7:30pm||24||14|
|Dec. 1||Saturday||Cumberland Valley||Hershey||7:30pm||25||19|
|Dec. 8||Saturday||Woodland Hills||Hershey||7:30pm||21||7|
|* Homecoming||**Senior Night|
Great Moments 2005 – Edition 6 – (2001) Jamar Brittingham is 1st Lower Bucks back to break 2,000 yards in a season.
Great Moments 2005 – Edition 8 – (2001) Winning TD scored as the clock runs out stuns C.B. West.
Great Moments 2006 – Edition 5 – (2001) 2nd half surge lifts ‘Skins past Cumberland Valley to earn 1st trip to Hershey PA.
Great Moments 2007 – Edition 9 – (2001) 14-0 Neshaminy vs. 14-0 Woodland Hills for the State Championship.
Suburban One League, National Conference,
Patriot Division – Champions
Conference record: 5-0 Overall record: 15-0
Conference members: Abington, Bensalem, Council Rock North, Neshaminy, North Penn & Pennsbury
District One, Eastern State and Pennsylvania State – Champions
Jamar's Brittingham's 2001 Season offensive stats:
- 2,765 yards
- 30 touchdowns
- Above includes 2 touchdowns and 284 yards against Woodland Hills in the Title Game where Jamar carried the ball the first nine plays of that game
Neshaminy's 2001 National Rankings:
- USA Today - #7
- Rivals High - #9
- National Prep & AP - #10
- Student Sports - #11
- Dick Butkus - #12
- Tony Poll - #16
Mr. Redskin − Jamar Brittingham
Mr. Back − Keith Ennis
Mr. Lineman/Offense − Steve Brett
Mr. Lineman/Defense − Chuck Koch
Mr. 3D − Jay Collins
Unsung Hero/Offense − Scott Mullin
Unsung Hero/Defense − Ryan van den Brand
Most Improved/Offense − Ryan Contento
Most Improved/Defense − Miguel LeBron
MVP Offense − Jay Wiater
MVP Defense − Pat Carroll
Ironman Award − Geoff Donahue
Jack Swartz Coaches Award − Nick Feszko
Dick Bedesem Scholarship Award − Austin Jones
N Club Award – Kevin Kelly
Phila Inquirer All Area
The Inquirer's selection includes players from Pennsylvania as well New Jersey. Jamar Brittingham, Neshaminy's running back was selected as 1st Team Offense. Read about it here.
All Suburban Team - Phila Inquirer
Trentonian All Lower Bucks
The Trentonian had a total of 13 Neshaminy football players selected to their 1st team on both offense and defense. You can read the article here.
All SOL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
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Inquirer Player of the Year
All State Selections
East West Game
State Title Parade
All Star Game
27th Annual 2002 Bob Sands Memorial Bucks County Lions All-Star Football Classic
The Bucks County All Star game was played on June 8th, 2002 at Neshaminy High School featuring 2001 season players.
Please contact us if you were selected to play in that game - thank you!
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Thu__Jan_11__2001_Suburban One Changes
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Sep_1__2001_Father Judge Boxscore
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Sep_22__2001_North Penn Boxscore
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Sep_24__2001_North Penn Part 1
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Sep_24__2001_North Penn Part 2
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Sep_29__2001_Cb West Boxscore
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Oct_8__2001_Central Bucks East
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Nov_10__2001_CB East Boxscore
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Nov_12__2001_Jay Collins Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Nov_19__2001_Neshaminy a Powerhouse
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Wed__Dec_5__2001_-1 Jamar Brittingham Player of the Week article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Thu__Dec_6__2001_State Title Lineup
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Fri__Dec_7__2001_Pre Game State Title
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_9__2001_State Title Game 2 A
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_9__2001_State Title Game 2 B
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Dec_10__2001_State Title 1
Trentonian_Dec_12_2001 Trentonian All Lower Bucks Article
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_16__2001_All State Selections
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Tue__Dec_18__2001_Post Season ans Phila Inq All Suburban Selections
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Fri__Dec_21__2001_State Champion Parade
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_23__2001_Brittingham Phila Inq Player of the Year
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_30__2001_Phila Inq All Area Selections
The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Dec_30__2001_Jamar Brittingham article