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John Larkin (1942-1944)  

John Larkin was a fine all-around football player, playing end and all backfield positions as an outstanding runner, passer, kicker and blocker, and was equally as good on defense. 

     He saw considerable service in the backfield and at end because of injuries in 1942 for Coach George Moriarty's championship 9-0-2 team, and played a key role in the classic 7-7 tie game with Swampscott on Thanksgiving. 

He played only three games in 1943 before being misdiagnosed with TB, and was forced to drop out of school. He returned in 1944 as co-captain with Charlie Prince under new Coach Dave Morey in a 4-6-1 season. The co-captains were Marblehead's representatives on the North Shore All Star Team that year. 

     John Larkin also played basketball and baseball for MHS and later played for the Salem Town Team and other semi-pro football teams on the North Shore. 

 
 

Reggie Berry (1949-1951) 

Reggie Berry played three years of MHS football under Coach Herman Hussey. He caught his first TD pass as a sophomore for the outstanding 7-2 1949 team and became the starting right end as a junior on the repeating 1950 NEC champions (8-1-1) 

     Paired with Edgar Gilbert at LE in 1950, Berry and Gilbert are regarded as one of the finest combination of ends in MHS football history, described by local newspapers as "two super ends" and "spectacular." Listed at 6'1" and 175 Ibs, Berry made a fine target with good hands and speed. On defense, he was a tough outside defender. 

In 1951, he earned North Shore All Star honors after a fine all-around season in which he caught 5 TD passes and 4 PAT passes for 34 points. 

     Reggie was also a fine basketball player for MHS. He later attended Mass. Maritime Academy. 

William Rockett (1984-1986) 

Bill Rockett saw limited service as a sophomore in 1984, but he kicked all three extra points in the 21-20 win over Swampscott in Coach Bruce Jordan's 7-3 season. He was the 1985 QB, punter, place-kicker and an excellent safety in another 7-3 season. He was a real "triple threat", throwing for 4 TDs and 600 yards, running for another TD, and had 13 PAT kicks. His last TD pass was to Ray Forbes-"The Catch"- in a blizzard with 15 seconds left to again beat Swampscott 6-0. 

     Co-captain in 1986, Rockett's passing and the running of Chris McGrath and Rick Ledbury resulted in 240 points in an 8-2 season. His nearly 1,000 yards passing, 6 TD passes, 20 PAT kicks and a field goal led to NEC, Salem News and Lynn Item All Star selections. 

     Bill Rockett also played baseball and hockey in high school and later played football at Hobart College.

 

Jason Tarasuik (1991-1994) 

Jason Tarasuik scored 38 points in 1991, the most for a freshman in MHS history. Three of his TDs were on pass receptions coming out of the backfield, as he had excellent hands in addition to outstanding running ability. Under Coach Bruce Jordan, the team scored 254 points in a 9-2 season. 

     As a 185 lb. 6'1" slashing runner, Tarasuik scored 70 points as a sophomore, including the winning TD in an 18-13 Thanksgiving win. He was credited with 1,250 yards rushing and over 200 yards receiving for the 6-3-1 team. 

Back injuries forced Jason to miss the 1993 season, but he returned as a senior co-captain in 1994. The Magicians had a disappointing 3-7 record, but Tarasuik contributed 42 points to a solid offense. His career total of 150 points scored ranks him high on the MHS all-time scoring list. 

 
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