William Tennent loses
Neshaminy in last minute
The Daily Intelligencer
William Tennent and Neshaminy
fought a seesaw battle last night at Langhorne
before some 3,000 people and when the whistle blew
the Redskins were up 25-19.
It meant perhaps co-ownership of
the Lower Bucks County League championship for the
Redskins of Neshaminy with the winner of today’s
game between Pennsbury and Morrisville. For the
Panthers of William Tennent it meant banishment from
the flag race.
Harry Franks’ outfit, champions
the last five years running in the conference, now
boasts a 5-1 log and Jim Exum’s crew is 4-2.
Bob Johnson tallied all 19 of the
losers’ point, while the winners’ were divided
between Tom Stricker, Al Gaskill, Rich Simon and
The Tennentmen broke the ice in
the second period, driving 64 yards and capping the
drive with a four-yard run by Johnson, who plunged
for the extra point to make it 7-0.
The Redskins replied by scoring
twice, the only two consecutive TDs either team
scored all evening. Stricker climaxed a 72-yard
drive by running several yards and, with 1:13 left
in the half, Gaskill dove one yard to wrap up a
march of 61 yards.
So it was 12-7, Neshaminy, at the
Tennent forged ahead 13-12 in the
third segment when George David completed a 70-yard
pass to Johnson.
But in the fourth period the
Redskins surged back, moving 85 yards for a score as
Gaskill passed 39 yards to Simon to complete the
Then Tennent went ahead 19-18 as
David found Johnson again and hit him with a pass.
The play covered 71 yards.
In the last minute of action the
Redskins were in their own territory. Three passes
fell incomplete. On fourth down Simon hung out on
the sideline, a sleeper, and the Panthers failed to
see him. Gaskill, passing from behind his 45, hit
Simon streaking down the sidelines and Simon carried
to the 13 before being hauled down.
Then Gaskill hit Stricker on the
two. Two plays later with 28 seconds to go, Mladjen
plunged over from the one and Simon booted the extra
point to make it 25-19.
The Redskins led the Panthers 17-8
in first downs. William Tennent completed four
passes during the course of the evening for 221