Jim Lennox 1932-1935)
Jim Lennox was a three-year starter under Coach Charlie McGuinness both as an interior lineman and end in 1933, 1934 and 1935.
He was the starting left end in 1933 as MHS was 7-3-0. He was an interior lineman, playing most at guard for the powerhouse 1934 team which was 8-1-1, scoring 252 points to its opponents' 47, winning the first Northeastern Conference championship and defeating Edison High of Miami, Florida 52-12 in a post season game.
An outstanding blocker and tackler, Lennox was the second heaviest player on the team at 175 pounds in 1935. The team lost its opening game to Bill Broderick's Salem team 7-0, which for the second year again spoiled an undefeated season. It then tied Peabody 0-0 and won eight in a row before tying the Jacksonville, Florida All Stars 13-13. Marblehead repeated as NEC champions and scored 265 points to its opponents 47. The victories included a post season classic victory 29-0 over Curtis High of New York City, and a 21-13 return match over Edison. In the Edison game, Lennox scored his second touchdown of the season on a 60-yard pass from All Star Dick Wells for the clinching touchdown in a 21-13 victory at Joel Reynolds Playground.
Herb Carey, Sr. (1939-1941)
Herb Carey was the starting right guard as a sophomore on "Trim" Robarts' 1939 team, moved to halfback in 1940 and was the fullback on the 1941 team (4-5-1) under Coach George Moriarty.
Like his brother Art, with whom he shared the MHS backfield in 1940, Herb was best known as a fine blocker and outstanding linebacker. He also was a solid running back, scoring 3 touchdowns in his junior year and five touchdowns while kicking 7 PATs in 1941. He saved the major portion of his points for Thanksgiving, scoring two touchdowns in the 27-0 victory in 1940, and two more touchdowns with two extra-point kicks in the 26-6 win in 1941. Earlier that year Herb scored Marblehead's last touchdown in an intersectional game, running back a kickoff 83 yards in a 28-6 loss to Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio.
Herb Carey attended Kimball Union in 1942, where he played football. After three years in the Armed Services, he had four outstanding years of football at Dartmouth, where he started at fullback and linebacker and was Captain of the 1949 team.
Arthur Carey (1938-1940)
Art Carey was a starter on Coach Charlie McGuinness' last team in 1938; Tremaine Robarts' only team in 1939; and George Moriarty's first team in 1940.
He was a fullback and defensive back as a sophomore as MHS won the NEC and posted a fine 7-3-0 record in 1938. He moved to quarterback in the single wing offense and linebacker as a junior; and was the Captain on the 1940 team as fullback and linebacker which reclaimed the NEC championship and posted an 8-2-0, losing only to Malden 13-0 and Saugus 9-0.
Art Carey was recognized as an outstanding blocker in the single wing offense and hard-hitting linebacker. He scored his first touchdown in 1939 and scored 43 points in his senior year, while also providing excellent protection for tailback "Soapy" Waters.
Art Carey played freshman football at Dartmouth College and was a two-way starter in 1942 as fullback and linebacker, served in World War II and in 1946 was center and linebacker; sharing the starting line-up with his brother Herb.
He subsequently was assistant football coach at Ipswich High School, where he also organized and coached the lacrosse program and later served as athletic director.
Frederick Grant (1949-1951)
Fred Grant was a two-way starter at right tackle for MHS in 1950 and in 1951 under Coach Herm Hussey.
Fred was a member of the JVs in 1949 as MHS won the Northeastern Conference championship and recorded a 7-2-0 record.
As a junior he was the starting two-way right tackle on the 1950 team which won the NEC title for the fourth consecutive year. The team posted an 8-1-1 record, tying Beverly 6-6 and losing only to Class B champion Saugus 14-6, by scoring 194 points to its opponents 46 with five shutouts.
In 1951 MHS slipped to a 5-5 record, but Fred's outstanding line play both as a blocker on offense and tackler on defense was recognized with All Star honors from the Northeastern Conference, Salem News and Lynn Item. The latter cited him as "the blocking and tackling star" at the 19-7 Thanksgiving Day win in his last game.
Fred Grant's football record at MHS earned him a scholarship to Georgia Tech. After playing freshman football, his football career ended with an injury in his sophomore season.
Daynor Prince (1961-1963)
Daynor Prince was one of Marblehead's finest quarterbacks, playing three years under aerial-minded Coach Noel Reebenacker.
Daynor threw his first touchdown pass a sophomore, alternating with Don Jermyn at quarterback, as MHS posted a 4-3-2 record. His conversion pass to Leo Tracy gave MHS its first lead - 16-14 - in a stunning 35-14 upset of Swampscott, behind Jake Healey's 4 touchdowns.
An underrated MHS won the Northeastern Conference title in 1962, in a 6-2-1 season. In 1963, Prince accounted for 15 (13 passing and 2 running) of Marblehead's 27 touchdowns as the team recorded 179 points in another fine 7-2-0 season, losing only to Salem and NEC and Class B champion - undefeated Swampscott led by Barry Gallup and Billy Conigliaro. His favorite targets were Jermyn, Frank Haskell, Greg Rand and Ken Strasnick. His performance earned All Star honors at year end.
A three-sport athlete, Daynor Prince was also a fine MHS baseball and hockey player on championship teams.
Daynor attended Parsons College (Iowa) were he set passing records over four years and earned Honorable Mention for the AP Little All American Team twice. He played quarterback for the Quantico Marines in 1970-1971 and in 1970 was given The Armed Services Outstanding Player Award.
Chris McGrath (1983-1986)
In the first game of the season in 1983 as a 15 year old, 6'1" 200 lb. freshman under new coach Bruce Jordan, Chris McGrath at nose tackle recorded fifteen tackles, two sacks and one deflected as MHS (2-8-0) beat Amesbury 18-17, thereby earning Defensive Player of the Week honors from The Salem News. His continued fine play earned him team MVP honors for the season.
After scoring both touchdowns in a 14-7 opening victory over Newburyport in 1984, Chris broke his collarbone in the second game and was out the rest of the 7-3 season. As a junior fullback he led the team in scoring with 42 points, while earning NEC All Star honors as a linebacker in another fine 7-3 season. Co-Captain of the outstanding 8-2 MHS 1986 team, he again led the team in scoring with 78 points, was named the winner of the Tom McAn Award as the top player of the North Shore and was named the Division II Player of the Year by The Boston Globe.
With total high school career points of 132, McGrath ranks among the top ten all-time MHS scorers.
Chris McGrath had a spectacular football career (1988-91) at The University of New Hampshire at linebacker, where he set records for the most tackles for a season and a career and earned ECAC All Star honors in 1990.