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Henry Berlied

Class of 1938

Henry was born with a set of sprinter's legs to complement his competitive attitude and a love of sports. The result was a great all around athletic career at Concord High School and beyond.

He was a running back and safety on some fine football teams under Coach Al Cook. His football highlight was a hard fought 6-6 "victory" over Everett in 1937, played in Everett. This was a tough city school with a long football tradition, and they were heavily favored over the "farm boys" from Concord. Henry played a key role in the game, although he was injured in the fourth quarter and his replacement caught a pass for the winning touchdown.

He was a forward on the basketball team which played in the armory at Everett and Stow Streets. When Hunt Gym was built in 1937 the team moved into first class quarters and joined the Middlesex League.

He was Captain of the track team as a Senior. As a sprinter he excelled in the 100, 220, and 440 yard events, as well as the high jump and broad jump. He ran a 10.1 second 100 yard dash race in the Middlesex League Meet in 1938 which stood as a Concord High School record for fifteen years.

After high school Henry went to work for Dover Ski Binding in West Concord and stayed with the company until it went out of business 44 years later. He has four grown children, Henry Jr., Thomas, Barbara, and John.