Swampscott High School football team, 1917

Title:

Swampscott High School football team, 1917

Date:

1917?

Description:

Title provided by cataloger; Date estimated

Swampscott, MA, 01907

The Swampscott High School football team of 1917 poses in front of a local home.;The first football team was organized in 1909 and nicknamed the "Sculpins." The team played three games that first season, winning one, losing one and tying one. Beginning that first season, Swampscott and Marblehead initiated a rivalry that continues to the present, one of the longest-running in Eastern Massachusetts. One of Swampscott's most successful coaches was Harold Martin, who led the team for 13 years, winning four Northeast conference championships and two co-championships as well as a Class C State title in 1943. Today, the Harold C. Martin trophy is given annually to the school within the conference that amasses the most points in competion in all sports during an academic year. Stan Bondelevitch took over as coach in 1953 and changed the team's name to the "Big Blue." Bondelevitch coached until 1976, returning to Swampscott to coach from 1983-1985. In 1972, his team won the first Division 2 Super Bowl title defeating Catholic Memorial. Coach Bondelevitch achieved one of the best win-loss records in the history of Massachusetts high school football. Four players from Bondelevitch's era later played in the NFL.--Jean F. Reardon, from Swampscott, Massachusetts : celebrating 150 years, 1852-2002, Swampscott Historical Commission, 2002.

Subject:

Football teams -- Massachusetts -- Swampscott -- Pictorial works; Football players -- Massachusetts -- Swampscott -- Pictorial works

Swampscott (Massachusetts) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Identifier:

HSFT4

Collection :

Swampscott Schools

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Citation :

"Swampscott High School football team, 1917," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #8263, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/8263 (accessed October 30, 2014).