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Bill Bray (1940-1942) 

Bill Bray was a substitute interior lineman for new coach George Moriarty on the 1940 Northeastern Conference Champion Team (8-2-0 overall). He started every game at guard on both offense and defense for both the 1941 (4-5-1) and 1942 teams. 

     He was a key factor on offense and defense for the 1942 Conference Co-Champions (9-0-2) which shared the title with Swampscott in the classic 7-7 tie on Thanksgiving. That outstanding MHS team yielded just four touchdowns all season, posting seven shut-outs and allowing only one touchdown in four games. Its powerful offense recorded 164 points, moving from the single-wing to the T formation behind the downfield blocking of Bray and Brady for half-backs Chapman and Barry. 

     Bill Bray entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and subsequently became a career commercial pilot. 

 
 

William Goodwin (1948-1950) 

Bill Goodwin played three years for Coach Herm Hussey in 1948, 1949 and 1950. He was a sophomore substitute for the 1948 Northeastern Conference (NEC) Champion Team (6-2-2 overall), and played a major role as left guard on the 1949 NEC Co-Champion team (7-2-0) which recorded 156 points, yielding 38 and posing six shut-outs. 

In 1950 he was the only returning experienced interior lineman, but aggressively led a line which included Fred Grant, Gary Buswell, Doug Hulsman and Jim Curtis which stopped every rival except Class B Champion Saugus (losing 14-6). The team posted an overall record of 9-1-1, won the Northeastern Conference title again, scored 201 points gave up only 46 and recorded another 6 shut-outs. Goodwin also left-footed 12 point-after- touchdown kicks and was named to the North Shore All Star Team. 

     Bill Goodwin also played hockey in high school and later was captain of the U. Mass football team. 

Frank Legro (1967-1969) 

Frank Legro was a three year backfield starter for Coach Noel Reebenacker in 1967-1968-1969, and was co-captain of the 1969 team. 

     Legro led the team in scoring all three years. His total of 144 points ranked him sixth in MHS history at the time and his 58 points as a sophomore was then the highest in MHS history. A small, fast and shifty runner at 160 pounds, he also played quarterback and defensive back. 

     After gaining 155 yards against Woburn in a 12-6 win, his Coach called him "one of the best backs in the state". In his final game in 1969, a tough 15-14 loss to heavily-favored Swampscott, Legro had his finest game, recording several long runs and gained over 150 yards again. Coach Bondelevitch said "He made even our best tacklers look bad". 

     Frank Legro was also an excellent baseball and hockey player at MHS and played hockey at Boston State. 

 

Robert Jackson, Jr. (1972-1974) 

Bob Jackson appeared in several games as a 155 pound sophomore right half back for Coach Alex Kulevich in 1972. 

     He was the outside running threat and a fine pass receiver on the 1973 powerhouse offensive team which scored 195 points, led by Brian Buckley's 16 touchdown passes. That MHS team stopped Swampscott's 7 year Northeastern Conference unbeaten streak with a 20-12 upset to share the NEC title and post a 7-2-0 overall record. 

     In a disappointing (4-6) injury-plagued MHS season in 1974, Co-Captain Jackson was slowed by a cracked vertebrae after an impressive start, but came back late in the season and scored the final touchdown in a surprising 24-0 Thanksgiving win on a 24-yard pass reception. 

    A fine all-around athlete, Bob Jackson also excelled in baseball and hockey at MHS. 

 

John Irons (1982-1984) 

John Irons was listed as a 5'9" 192 pound. sophomore fullback under Coach Mike Fischer in 1982. In 1983 he was moved to offensive guard and defensive outside linebacker by new coach Bruce Jordan, where he started and excelled as both a blacker and tackler for the next two seasons. "Tackle by Irons" became a familiar sound at MHS games, being credited with over 100 tackles in both 1983 and 1984. 

     In 1984, as co-captain, he was the leader of an outstanding linebacker group, which included Mike Mastromatteo and Dan Hartman. That 7-3 team stopped Swampscott cold in the second half in a comeback 21-20 win, knocking the losers out of a Northeastern Conference title. Irons was selected to several local All-Star Teams. 

 

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