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Manford Porter (1953-1955) 

 Manford Porter emerged as a starting tackle for Coach Herman Hussey as a 200-pound sophomore in 1953. He continued as an outstanding two-way lineman in 1954 and 1955 despite serious injuries incurred on the gridiron in both years. Coach Hussey was quoted as saying, "We never have Porter available long enough to know how good he really is." 

     He was co-captain of the 1955 team with Ernie Glass. That team beat Class A Salem and Saugus in its first two games but finished 4-4 after losing to Swampscott, 19-18, on Thanksgiving. As a 220-pound senior, Porter was the only player over 200 pounds on the squad. 

     Manford Porter was also a fine center on MHS's winning basketball teams of that period. 

He later graduated from Northeastern where ha played three years of solid varsity football
(1958-1950) for legendary coach Joe Zabilski.

 

Michael Porter (1973-1975)   

Michael Porter played three years of MHS football under head coach Alex Kulevich and line coach Bruce Jordan. He saw some service as a 195-pound sophomore lineman on the 1973 Northeastern Conference Co-Champion team. 

He was . a starting offensive guard and defensive end in both the 1974 and 1975 seasons. In his senior year he was named to the NEC, Salem News and Lynn Item All Star teams. The Item described Michael Porter as follows — "good agility for a defensive end — over 20 sacks this season, including six of Salem's Bill Pinto —plays offensive guard — best blocker." He was named most valuable lineman in the 1976 Agannis All Star game.

 

 

Chris Porter (1983-1985)   

Chris Porter played three years of MHS football. In 1983, he saw limited action as a sophomore lineman in Coach Bruce Jordan's first season. 

     He became a starting offensive tackle in his junior year and a 195-pound two-way starter as a senior, earning team lineman MVP honors. The 1984 and 1985 teams were both 7-3, recording major Thanksgiving wins over fine Swampscott teams. 

     Chris Porter played a key role in Worcester Academy's 1986 9-0 football season, leading to an outstanding four-year career as both offensive and defensive tackle at the University of New Hampshire. He capped his football career by earning Yankee Conference first team offensive tackle honors in 1991, as UNH won a share of the Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA playoffs for the first time in the school's history. 

 
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