Neshaminy just gets by Easton
By Stephen Cornell
BENSALEM – Nesahminy must just really enjoy
dominating Saturday’s Class AAAA semifinal game
against Easton, the Redskins never pulled away and
needed a late defensive stand to preserve a 21-14
Neshaminy advanced to play Pittsburgh Central
Catholic in the PIAA state championship next
Saturday at 5 p.m. at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 15-0, routed Bishop
McDevitt, 44-0, Saturday and has won three state
playoff games by a combined score of 116-3.
Neshaminy has needed fourth-quarter touchdowns to
win all of its postseason games.
is a great feeling,” Neshaminy senior Georg Coleman
said “But we know we have one more game next week.
We have to get back to work tomorrow.”
senior Dominic Cundari intercepted a pass from
Easton’s Bernard Coon at the goal line on the final
play of the game to preserve the win. Two plays
earlier, Easton receiver John Suozzo had dropped a
sure touchdown pass in the end zone.
didn’t have to be that way as Neshaminy had
controlled the game from the opening kickoff and
probably could have blown out the Red Rovers (13-1).
possessions, the Redskins drove inside Easton’s
25-yard line eight times and never punted. Neshaminy
scored three touchdowns, turned the ball over twice
in Easton’s end zone and all-state kicker Kevin
Kelly missed three mid-range field goals.
only times we were stopped was when we turned the
ball over or made mistakes,” Redskins coach Mark
Schmidt said “We have to take advantage of our
opportunities. You can’t give good teams second
chances, or third chances.”
rushed 24 times for 153 yards and caught three
passes for 146 yards. In 14 games, he has 2,004
rushing yards, 28 touchdowns and 172 points.
scored on an eight-yard run in the second quarter to
give Neshaminy a 7-0 lead. He scored the
game-winning touchdown on a 24-yard reception from
sophomore quarterback Andrew Flogged with 35 seconds
in the game.