Class of 1979
Billy Barrett was a gifted natural athlete who excelled in all sports. At CCHS, he was a big-play back for Coach Al Robichaud's 1978 Super Bowl Champion football team.
Barrett was co-captain of the team and a versatile football player and Concord’s all-time, single season scoring (17 touchdowns) leader. The Patriots ended up 10-0-1 after thrashing Shawsheen Tech 34-0 in the Division 3 Super Bowl at Boston University's Nickerson Field.
Incidentally, it was the only Super Bowl in which Concord-Carlisle has ever appeared.
On Turkey Day, 10 days before the Super Bowl, Concord-Carlisle blanked arch-rival Bedford 18-0. That win locked up the Dual County League (5-0-1) Championship. The game was played at the home of the Buccaneers, and Barrett called the bus trip home from Bedford the sweetest ride he ever took in sports.
In football, Barrett was the Patriots' MVP as well as the Dual County League All-Star and a second team Boston Globe All-Scholastic.
Billy also was a superb all-around hockey defenseman and a hard-hitting shortstop and center fielder in baseball. As a senior, he shifted to center field and he hit a crackling .368 for Coach Brent Clark.
Following high school, Barrett traveled south and enrolled at Brown University where he was a standout in both football and lacrosse, despite not having played the sport in high school.
Billy and fellow Concord-Carlisle teammate John Daniel played varsity football for the Bruins. Both, in fact, captained the Brown football team, although not the same year.
Barrett, wore 14 for the Pats, and wore number 32 for the Bruins. At Brown, he was a slashing running back. He tied the school record for the most touchdowns in a single season (12) playing for ex-Brown coach John Anderson.
Billy still holds the Brown record for the longest pass reception for a touchdown. He hauled in an 86-yarder against the Big Red of Cornell University.