2002 Season Recap

The ‘Skins finish the season at 8-2 and head to the playoffs for the second straight year. Losing to Ridley on the road in Round One, 17-16, Neshaminy’s three losses that year are by 1, 2 and 3 points. Winners of the first three that year, though, the 18 straight unbeaten and untied games, stretching back through 2001, equal the record that was set by Franks’ 1952 and ’53 squads. Brittingham and Ennis play in the Big 33 making it the third time two Neshaminy players are in the contest the same year. They also represent Schmidt’s second and third players in the classic.



2002 Neshaminy Redskins


Your guide to everything 2002 Neshaminy Redskins!

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Coaches Roster
Team Seniors
Band Cheer
NClub Ad Program


Season Quick View

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

Game programs available here

Aug. 30FridayFather JudgeHome7:30pm4528
Sep. 5ThursdayCouncil Rock NorthAway8:00pm10
Sep. 14SaturdayAbingtonAway1:30pm3817
Sep. 20FridayPennridge***Home7:30pm1921
Sep. 27FridayHarry S. TrumanAway7:30pm316
Oct. 4FridayCentral Bucks EastAway7:30pm260
Oct. 11FridayNorth PennAway7:30pm2414
Oct. 19SaturdayCentral Bucks West*Home1:30pm1922
Oct. 25FridayGlen MillsHome7:30pm237
Nov. 1FridayPennsbury**Home7:30pm287
Nov. 9SaturdayRidleyAway1:30pm1617
Pts Avg24.5512.64
* Homecoming **Senior Night***Hall of Fame Induction

Suburban One League, National Conference, Patriot Division − co-Champions (Neshaminy Redskins & North Penn Knights)
Conference record: 3-1 | Overall record: 8-3
Members: Abington, Council Rock North, Neshaminy, North Penn & Pennsbury

Redskin 11

2Brian Burke
3Rodney Davis
5Jim Chapman
6Cody Cartlidge
11Brian Kennelly
21David Gates
22Eric Perderson
24Frank Grillo
33Zach Arnold
70Matt Willets
76Brad Gower

Team Awards

Mr. Redskin − Jim Chapman
Mr. Back − Devon Swope
Mr. Lineman − Mike Simpson
Mr. 3D − Brad Gower
Unsung Hero − John Grose
MVP Offense − Joe Crostarosa
MVP Defense − Erik Pedersen
Most Improved/Offense − Bill Thomas
Most Improved/Defense − Brian Burke
Playmaker Award − Dave Gates
Jack Swartz Coaches Award − Geoff Donahue
Dick Bedesem Scholarship Award − Matthew Willits
N Club Award − Bill McKenkie

All SOL National Conference

1stOGBradd Gower12
1stOKKevin Kelly10
1stDDEGeoff Donahue12
1stDLBZach Arnold11
1stDDBBrian Burke12
1stDDBDevin Swope12
2ndOQBJoe Crostarosa12
2ndOWRRodney Davis11
2ndOTBill McKenzie12
2ndOCMike Simpson11
2ndOAthDevin Swope12
2ndDDLSteve Laborda11
2ndDDLMike Simpson11
2ndDDEJim Chapman12
2ndDDEErik Pederson12
2ndDDBDave Gates11

All Southeastern

1stDDlGeoff Donahue12

All State Selections

2001_11_09 CBE - Neshaminy 8 Jason Wiater holds the ball as 96 Kevin Kelly kicks a field goal Photo Joe DixonCourier Times

2001_11_09 CBE - Neshaminy 8 Jason Wiater holds the ball as 96 Kevin Kelly kicks a field goal Photo Joe DixonCourier Times

East/West Game

Geoff Donahue was selected to play in the 2003 PSFCA East West All Star game. The game was held on June 28, 2003 in Mansion Park stadium in Altoona.

2001 Geoff Donahue

2001 Geoff Donahue

All Star Game

28th Annual 2003 Bob Sands Memorial Bucks County Lions All-Star Football Classic

The Bucks County All Star game was played on Saturday June 7th, 2003 at 7:30PM at Bensalem High School featuring 2002 season players.

Please contact us if you were selected to play in that game - thank you!

Newspaper Articles

There was very little press coverage on the team in the Inquirer this year. Once we can get to the library to research all Courier Times Archives we will update the list.


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