Neshaminy looking to re-tool
NESHAMINv is also a team that is going to be looking to re-tool this season afWHU HXSHULHQFLQJ VLJQLfiFDQW departures in the spring.
Gone is the Redskins leading rusher Sean rlmer along with wide receiver Bobby Marterella and defensive lineman hiser Terry, a 6-3, 220-pound end who committed to Temple. rlmer, Marterella and Terry were captains and additionally, quarterback Joe Bianchino has also graduated.
Of Neshaminy’s offensive line in 2011 — John Bell, Joseph Devonshire, Chris hutsubos, Alex Mchenzie, Ian Waterbury and tight end Tadas harusevicius, only Mchenzie and Waterbury have returned.
Of all the aforementioned players, rlmer may be the toughest to replace after rushing for more than 1,100 yards in 2010 and over 1,200 yards in 2011.
Neshaminy went 4-3 in its fiUVW VHYHQ JDPHV ODVW VHDson before rebounding with wins over SOL National rivals Truman (31-0), William Tennent (39-15) and Pennsbury.
The ‘Skins lost to both SOL National Conference co-champions CR South (41-17) and Abington (3521) in addition to a tough 17-14 loss to CR North, which had just one league win in its possession at that point in the season.
Neshaminy showed it was a force to be reckoned with however, when it outpaced second-place Pennsbury, 24-7, LQ WKH fiQDO WHHN RI WKH regular season before going 1-1 in districts including a win over rnionville (28-0) and a loss to District One FKDPSLRQ DQG 3,AA fiQDOLVW North Penn (21-7).
In addition to Waterbury, the Redskin captains for 2012 are QB-WR-DB Justin Andrews TE-DL Luke Car- rezola and WR-LB Steve Olenski.
Neshaminy opens the season this Friday, Aug. 31 versus Philadelphia Public League rival Northeast. The action kicks off at 6 p.m. at Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium near Cottman and Summerdale avenues.