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Charles Bartlett (1926-1929) 

Charles "Dubbie" Bartlett was one of the few four year starters in Marblehead football history, starting every game at either left guard or left tackle in 1926, 1927. 1928 and 1929. At 180 pounds in his senior year, he was the second heaviest player on the squad, which averaged 162 pounds. 

     In the low-scoring era of the 1920's, line play was emphasized and Bartlett was a stand-out. He was cited in several games for his "stellar line play" and being a "tower of strength". In his final game, a 19-6 Thanksgiving win in 1929, the Lynn Item said Bartlett "turned in a great day's work, opening up holes in the defense for the backs' off-tackle starts". 

     Marblehead was 5-2-3 under Coach Marshall Shearer in 1926 and posted (6-3-1), (5-5-1) and
(4-2-3) records under Steve Burnham in 1927-28-29. The football team did not have a losing record in any year from 1917 through 1929 in the "pre-McGuinness" era. 

     Charles Bartlett served the Town as Superintendent of the Cemetery Department and as a member of the board of the Housing Authority for several years. 

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Robert Martin (1949-1951) 

Bob Martin played quarterback and halfback under Coach Herman Hussey in 1949, 1950 and 1951. Martin played a minor role for the 1949 (7-2-0) Northeastern Conference Co-Champions as a sophomore, played a key role, alternating at quarterback and halfback for the 1950 (8-1-1) repeating NEC champions and was the offensive star of the 1951 team (5-5). 

     A deceptively quick and shifty runner, Martin scored seven touchdowns and threw seven touchdown passes at MHS, contributing twenty runs of over 35 yards. A "triple threat", he was also a fine punter. A full-time defensive halfback, two of his touchdowns came on 55 yard and 77 yard interception runs. In his final game, a 19-7 win over Swampscott, he ran for 35 yards and threw
two touchdown passes, accounting for all three scores. He was also a fine basketball and baseball player. 

     At Bates College, Martin set the school's season rushing and scoring records, had his jersey number retired and was voted into its Hall of Fame.  Bob Martin got a political endorsement of sorts after Bates beat Colby in 1956 to secure the Maine State Series football title. Among the 3,000 fans watching the game was then-Maine Gov. Edmund Muskie '36, who praised Bob as "a terrific back" who could take his place with the best in Bates history. "He did so many things so well," said his coach, Bob Hatch, years later. A Little All-America selection in '56, Bob scored 15 touchdowns and added nine points after for a total of 99 points, tying for first place in scoring in New England. He also led Bates in punting (35.7 yards per punt) and rushing (761 yards), and completed seven passes. Co-captain of the '56 team, he had 37 carries in the Bowdoin game, a longtime record that now ranks fifth all-time. He was the first football player at Bates to have his jersey number (34) retired. He also played baseball for four years at Bates, was elected to the College Club, now the College Key, and graduated with a degree in history. He earned a master's in education from Salem (Mass.) State College and taught history and English in East Windsor, Conn., before returning to Marblehead High School. 

     Bob Martin has been a long time teacher in the Marblehead school system. He served one year as backfield coach in Noel Reebenacker's first year in 1959, and was head basketball coach from 1963 to 1966. Bob passed away in 2008.

Donald Jermyn (1961-1963) 

Don Jermyn played three years for Coach Noel Reebenacker in 1961, 1962 and 1963 at MHS. A versatile all-around player, Jermyn was a "triple threat"; running, passing, punting and place kicking for 87 points in his high school career. He also was a solid defensive player. 

     Jermyn started as a sophomore quarterback in 1961 in a 4-3-2 season and was a major factor for the 1962 Northeastern Conference Champs (6-2-1), alternating as quarterback with Daynor Prince as well as a running back, scoring three touchdowns and passing for five more. He scored 53 points as a senior for the (7-2) Magicians with eight touchdowns (four as a receiver) and passing for four more scores, and led the NEC in total points for the season. The outstanding 1963 team lost only to Class A Champion Salem and Class B Champion Swampscott. 

     Don Jermyn was named to several All-Star Teams in 1963. One North Shore publication picked him as the outstanding player of the year in Essex County. 

     Don Jermyn also played three years of baseball for MHS. 

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Brian Buckley (1972-1974) 

Brian Buckley was one of MHS's finest quarterbacks under Coach Alex Kulevich in 1973. 

     A part time performer as a sophomore in 1972 (5-4), Buckley led Marblehead to a 7-2 record in 1973 and a share of the Northeastern Conference title with sixteen touchdown passes, eight to Bill Sahagian. He scored two touchdowns and place-kicked eleven p-a-t's as well as recording a two point conversion. He therefore was directly involved in 121 of the team's 195 points, one of the highest totals in MHS history. His career highlight was on Thanksgiving Day when he engineered a stunning 20-12 upset of previously undefeated Swampscott, with eighteen pass completions in twenty-one attempts for 231 yards and one touchdown. It was Swampscott's first NEC loss in seven years. 

     Co-captain in 1974, Buckley was injured in football camp and missed the entire season except for place kicking. He was also an outstanding baseball player as a long-ball hitting first baseman for MHS, earning several post season honors. 

     Brian Buckley subsequently was the quarterback for both Exeter and Harvard. (see gallery below)

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Thomas Kulevich (1978-1980) 

Tom Kulevich played three years for MHS under his father Coach Alex Kulevich in 1978, 1979 and 1980 as a middle linebacker and tight end. He became a dominant defensive player in his junior and senior years as a middle linebacker, and was a co-captain in 1980. 

     Kulevich was also a fine blocking and receiving tight end and place-kicked 7 conversions in his senior year. Overall, he scored three touchdowns, the last on a 41 yard tight end screen with less than a minute to play on a brilliant run to beat Winthrop 13-8 in a major upset in 1980. Following the MHS Thanksgiving victory, for a 5-5 season in his final game, the Swampscott coach named him the "best player we faced all year". 

     Tom Kulevich was voted to all the local All Star Teams and was the 1980 winner of North Shore football's prestigious Thom McAn award, representing the area's outstanding player of the year. He also was a fine baseball and hockey player in High School 

     Tom Kulevich graduated from Babson College where he played hockey. 

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