Countdown to kickoff: Neshaminy

Neshaminy receiver Mike Garlick (right) tries in vain to make an acrobatic catch in a nonleague contest against Pennridge last season.


Coach: Steve Wilmot (third year, 20-5)

Last season: 11-1; 6-0 Suburban One League National Conference; advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class 6A quarterfinals before losing to Garnet Valley.

Offensive scheme: Multiple.

Defensive Scheme: 4-4.

Offensive starters returning: 5

Defensive starters returning: 4.

Players to watch: Oleh Manzyk, TE-LB; Corey Joyce, WR-DB, Mike Garlick; Brody McAndrew, QB; Giovanni Figueroa, OL-DL; Nick Napadano, OL-DL; Joel Stills, RB-DB; Luke Hitchen, DE; Mike Crescenzo, RB-DB; Savaughan Hebron, RB; Zack Magdelinskas, FB; Marcus Griffin, DB; Immanuel Ampofo, LB; Lou DiFrancesco, OL-DL; Matt Leonhauser, PK.

Quick facts: Manzyk has drawn interest from Boston College, Duke, Penn State, and Virginia. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior made 33 receptions for 1,003 yards and 15 touchdowns. … Garlick, a second-team all-conference selection on both sides of the ball last season, made 42 catches 631 TDs and six scores. … McAndrew, a sophomore, takes over at quarterback for three-year starter Mason Jones. “We’re not going to put too much on him early on,” Wilmot said. … Neshaminy opens the 2017 season against Roman Catholic on Aug. 25 at Harry E. Franks Stadium. The Redskins will host Pennridge and Downingtown West the next two weeks.