LANGHORNE – After a disappointing defeat to Truman, the Neshaminy Redskins bounced right back on Friday defeating the Abington Ghosts, 27-7.
In what turned out to be a muddy battle in the trenches, the Redskins took down a good Suburban One National Conference team, and frankly, it was never close.
Quarterback, Brody McAndrew had three picks in the loss to Truman and personally wanted to rebound in this one.
“After coming off of a game where I threw three interceptions, I took over the film to see what I did wrong and correct it,” McAndrew said.
McAndrew surely corrected his mistakes as he helped the Redskins jump out to an early lead with a touchdown pass to Cory Joyce who took it 55-yards (video below) for the score, making it 6-0 Skins with still 9:48 left in the first quarter.
From that point on, it was all Redskins. Sophomore running back, Chris James set up an Oleh Manzyk rushing touchdown, and a two-point conversion to make it 14-0. In a post-game interview, James spoke of the drive, “I wanted the ball and I wanted to put my team in the position to score and get my team a better lead.”
The field conditions worsened as the mud turned into sludge, but that did not stop Abington from marching down the field with their running back, Chance Byrd. Logan Williamson had a huge interception that he returned 90 yards to put them up 21-0 before the half.
Coming out of the half, both teams were impacted by the nasty field conditions. Both quarterbacks fumbled while their offenses struggled. There was no scoring in the third quarter, leading to a near shut out by the Redskins.
In the fourth, Redskins cornerback, Cory Joyce, picked off Abington’s Tamir Berthau, and nearly took it to the house himself. Instead it set up a short touchdown for Faulkner Auto Group Offensive Player of the Game, Chris James.
The defense was strong as they nearly shut out the Ghosts. The Skins had three interceptions. Emmanuel Ampofo was awarded the Faulkner Auto Group Defensive Player of the Game. “We had a good week of practice, “ Ampofo said. “We came out swinging, we got the dub.”
The Skins improve to 3-3 and will face the now 2-4 William Tennent Panthers. Chris James hopes his teams momentum will carry on towards the stretch run.
“The better you do the week before, the more confidence you’re going to have going into next week’s game.”
WBCB’s Ben Medland contributed to this report.