2001 Season Recap

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2001 State Title Team Photo by Dawn Depp

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.

The Courier Times – Looking Back



2001 State Champion Neshaminy Redskins


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Game programs available here

Aug. 31FridayFather JudgeHome7:30pm2827
Sep. 7FridayBensalemHome7:30pm20
Sep. 14FridayPennridgeAway7:30pm2822
Sep. 21FridayNorth PennHome7:30pm2314
Sep. 28FridayCentral Bucks WestHome7:30pm2119
Oct. 6SaturdayCentral Bucks EastAway1:30pm1514
Oct. 13SaturdayHarry S. Truman*Home1:30pm336
Oct. 20SaturdayAbingtonAway1:30pm4221
Oct. 26FridayCouncil Rock**Home7:30pm340
Nov. 2FridayPennsburyAway7:30pm2621
Nov. 9FridayCentral Bucks EastHome7:30pm2414
Nov. 16FridayDowningtownHome7:30pm3720
Nov. 23FridayConestogaHome7:30pm2812
Dec. 1SaturdayCumberland ValleyHershey7:30pm2519
Dec. 8SaturdayWoodland HillsHershey7:30pm217
Pts Avg25.814.4
* 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

Redskin 11

2Jamar Brittingham
24Jim Chapman
26Mike Loveland
33Jay Collins
36Chuck Koch
42Austin Jones
43Chris Seipe
49Clay Hazlelett
66Bill Little
67Nick Feszko
84Scott Mullin

Team Awards

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.

2001_12_03 CValley Jamar Brittingham post game interview

2001_12_03 CValley Jamar Brittingham post game interview

All Suburban Team - Phila Inquirer

1stORB Jamar Brittingham12
1stOWRKeith Ennis12
1stDLBJay Collins12
2ndDLBPat Carroll12

All Southeastern

1stORBJamar Brittingham12
1stOWRKeith Ennis12
2ndDLBJay Collins12

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.

1stOQBJason Wiater12
1stORB Jamar Brittingham12
1stOWRKeith Ennis12
1stOTEScott McMullin12
1stOOlRyan Contento12
1stOOLNick Feszko12
1stOOLSteve Brett12
1stOKKevin Kelly9
1stDDLGeoff Donahue12
1stDDLChuck Koch12
1stDLBJay Collins12
1stDLBPat Carroll12
1stDDBDevon Swope12


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Inquirer Player of the Year

2001_12_03 Brittingham Phila Inq Player of the Year

2001_12_03 Brittingham Phila Inq Player of the Year

All State Selections

Jamar Brittingham

2001_12_01 Jamar Brittingham outruns Cumberland Valley defenders

2001_12_01 Jamar Brittingham outruns Cumberland Valley defenders

Keith Ennis

2001_11_23 Keith Ennis

2001_11_23 Keith Ennis

Big 33

Jamar Brittingham

2001_11_23 Jamar Brittingham

2001_11_23 Jamar Brittingham

Keith Ennis

2001_12_01 Keith Ennis races past CV Matt Andrechil and Tim Cook

2001_12_01 Keith Ennis races past CV Matt Andrechil and Tim Cook

College Players

Class of 2002 Brittingham_Jamar Bloomsberg University

Class of 2002 Jamar Brittingham Bloomsberg University

Class of 2002 Pat Carroll Bloomsburg University

Class of 2002 Pat Carroll Bloomsburg University

Pro Player

Class of 2002 Jamar Brittingham Atlanta Falcons

Class of 2002 Jamar Brittingham Atlanta Falcons

East West Game

Steve Brett

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Senior Steve Brett


Keith Ennis

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Senior Keith Ennis

Jay Collins

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Senior Jay Collins

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!

Newspaper Articles

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_15__2001_Pennridge 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_1__2001_CB West

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_7__2001_CB West

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Oct_8__2001_Central Bucks East

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sun__Oct_21__2001_Abington Boxscore

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Nov_10__2001_CB East Boxscore

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Nov_12__2001_Jay Collins Article

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Nov_17__2001_Downingtown Boxscore

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Nov_19__2001_-1 Downingtown

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Nov_19__2001_Neshaminy a Powerhouse

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Sat__Nov_24__2001_Conastoga Boxscore

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Nov_26__2001_-1 Conastoga

The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_Mon__Dec_3__2001_Cumberland Valley

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

2001 PIAA State Championship Game