Neshaminy's run-pass option package, with a lot of players getting touches, has worked especially well in the squad's 5-0 start.

Quarterback Mason Jones, a third-year starter, has thrown for 1,323 yards and 15 touchdowns while mostly spreading the ball among five receivers.

Jones' top targets are wideouts Zach Tredway, Mike Garlick, Corey Joyce, and Oleh Manzyk, and halfback Will Dogba.

Jones passed for 319 yards and five scores as the visiting Redskins dismantled Harry S Truman, 62-28, in a Suburban One League National Conference game at Harry Morgan Stadium.

Dogba carried 18 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns. For the season, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound senior has rushed 90 times for 650 yards (an average of 7.2 yards per attempt) and eight scores.

Last season, when Neshaminy went 9-4 and advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class 4A semifinals, Dogba burst onto the scene by rushing for 1,477 yards and 20 TDs.

"He's a strong runner," second-year coach Steve Wilmot said. "He works as hard or harder than anyone else in our weight room."

Dogba, who also shines in the classroom, ran for scores of 11, 39, and 6 yards against Truman.

Said Wilmot: "He's a good leader, has a heart of gold, and is the kind of kid you want on your team."

Against the Tigers, Jones fired a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes to Manzyk, covering 65 and 60 yards, to put Neshaminy (2-0 in the National Conference) ahead by 42-21 at the break.

Jones and Manzyk connected for a third tally, this one for 23 yards, in the fourth quarter. The 6-3, 195-pounder's other TD passes went to Tredway (22 yards) and Joyce (19.)

Of the run-pass option scheme, or RPO, Wilmot said Jones "has really taken to it and flourished."

Leading the way up front are center A.J. Sanko (5-9, 210), guards Eddie Parry (6-0, 255) and Nick Napadano (5-10, 240), tackles Chris Wilson (6-5, 295) and Giovanni Figueroa (6-0, 255), and tight end Ben Raab (6-2, 225).

Of a defense that has allowed an average of 22.8 points per game, Wilmot said, "We're still trying to find our way on that side of the ball."

A gradually progressing unit has been led by tackles Parry and Kyle Osterhoudt, outside linebackers Manzyk and Garlick, free safety Tredway, and cornerbacks Joel Stills and Jacob Gordon.

The Redskins have one of the area's top kickers in Dylan McDonald. The senior, who will play soccer at Syracuse, has converted 27 point-after attempts and hit a 39-yard field goal.

Extra points. Central Bucks South's Nate Norris made 12 tackles, including nine solos, in a 7-0 win over Souderton on Friday. Two plays before Tyler Watson's 78-yard TD run, Titans lineman Sean Gaida blocked a 28-yard field-goal attempt. Gaida also deflected a first-quarter pass and made a second-quarter sack. For Souderton, safety Ben Yerk was involved in 10 tackles, including seven solos. . . . In Phoenixville's last two games, Matt Garcia has carried 41 times for 465 yards (an average of 11.3 yards per carry) and six scores. . . . North Penn's Reece Udinski has completed 77 of 125 passes for 1,284 yards and 14 TDs. . . . In a top-10 matchup at 7 p.m. Friday, No. 2-ranked Imhotep Charter (4-0) will visit No. 4 Malvern Prep (3-1). The Friars held Gilman (Md.) to two first downs in Friday night's 21-0 home victory.

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