Edward Bruce Remick (1934-1938)
Bruce Remick played Marblehead High School football for five seasons, 1934-1938, which included a majority of the nine seasons that Charlie McGuinness was Marblehead High School's famous coach. The Northeastern Conference first had football in 1934, and during Remick's five seasons at Marblehead High School, the Red and Black had four championship teams in the Conference, and one second place eleven. Charlie McGuinness' Marblehead teams played 10 intersectional games with teams located outside the New England area. The McGuinness-coached teams traveled over 13,000 miles. These games occurred from 1934 through 1938 when season records of 8-1-1, 8-1-2, 8-4-1, 6-3-2 and 7-3-0 were recorded. Remick saw considerable action as a freshman in 1934 as Marblehead posted an 8-1-1 record. He was cited for several tackles in both the Salem game and in the 52-12 unbelievable romp over Edison High of Miami, Florida, its first intersectional game in fourteen years. Remick played mostly quarterback and some halfback on offense during his years at MRS. In Coach McGuinness' double wing formation the quarterback was the spin back who usually handed off to the wingbacks or the tailback. Nevertheless, he led the team in scoring in 1938 with 51 points, with 8 touchdowns, 3 conversions and 2 TD passes. On defense, Remick was outstanding. The Marblehead Messenger regarding the scoreless battle with Swampscott in 1937 stated, The hard bruising tackles of 'Red* Remick shook up the boys who carried the mail for Swampscott and on several occasions he caused the Sculpin ball carriers to fumble. Remick's line plunging was a beautiful sight to behold as he tore at the Swampscott forward wall and blasted would-be tacklers aside.* Another paper wrote, "Remick was the field general on both offense and defense in the Swampscott game. He tackled so hard against the Sculpins that he completely ruined one pair of shoulder pads.' Coach McGuinness was quoted in 1938 as stating, 'Bruce Remick was the smartest back I ever coached.
John Clark Wolfgram (1963-1965)
John Wolfgram played offensive center and linebacker through his three seasons of football at Marblehead High School, 1963 through 1965. These three seasons were the fifth, sixth, and seventh fall campaigns during which Noel Reebenacker was head football coach at Marblehead. In the eyes of many coaches and fans, Wolfgram was the best linemen produced at Marblehead during the Reebenacker coaching regime.
Wolfgram made his varsity appearance as a sophomore in the 1963 opening game with Amesbury. He was cited by Frank Murphy of the Salem News as one or five Marblehead "rookies' to be outstanding in their debut. Later, in the 18-6 win over Danvers, the same reporter wrote, 'Danvers, driving for what would have been the tying touchdown in the final four minutes was forced to surrender the pigskin at the Marblehead 35 where they missed a first down by about an inch as Johnny Wolf gram, sophomore linebacker, made a crushing tackle of Bob Bonner on a plunge over guard. This tackle meant the ball game for the headers...' Marblehead posted a fine 7-2 record in 1963, but lost the Northeastern Conference championship to Swampscott 34-14 on Thanksgiving Day.
Marblehead had its first losing season in five years in 1964 at 4-5. Wolfgram was one of the team's leading lineman, playing virtually every minute in each game.
In 1965 Wolfgram was elected co-captain along with John Sumner. The team recorded a 6-2-1 record for the year, climaxed by a 16-2 defeat of Swampscott. Reporting on the game, the Lynn Item reported, 'Outstanding on defense were co-captain John Wolfgram, Paul Ingalls, Tim Quill, Mike Zimman, John Sumner and Don Cahoon.'
Former Head Coach Noel Reebenacker writes, 'When I think of John Wolf gram, the first word that comes to mind is 'leadership'. This leadership was by example, by deed, and he possessed an uncanny ability to motivate his teammates. Having John as a team captain was like having another coach on the field. As a strong-side linebacker and offensive center, John's quick intelligence and perception, coupled with his exceptional athletic ability, truly qualify him to join the ranks of Marblehead 'greats'.'