The 1955 Bartlett football team featured a solid and experienced offensive backfield. Leaders on that unit included: Co-captain and quarterback George Muzea, an excellent passer and field general; halfback Ron Pokraka who was elusive and fast; and fullback Peter Teguis, a rugged, punshing runner.
When the season began, first-year coach Frank Kronoff and first-year assistant coach Vern Cormier were faced with inexperienced linemen. Only co-captain and guard Mike Mahan returned as a starter from the previous year – he was a hard hitting blocker and defender.
The starting offensive lineup found Harry Penniman at center; guards Mahan and Russ Wilson; tackles Don Ryan and Paul Sledzik; ends Sam Tank and John Strzelewicz; Muzea at quarterback; Teguis at fullback; and halfbacks Pokraka and Roy Miezejewski, who later became known as Roy Mier.
A season high came on Thanksgiving Day. After falling behind 12-0, the Green & White roared back, scoring 34 unanswered points to defeat Mary Wells of Southbridge 34-12
Bartlett finished with an 8-0 record and was the only undefeated team in Worcester County, thereby holding claim to the Central Mass Schoolboy Championship.
|Assumption Prep||BHS 19-0|
|Athol High||BHS 14-6|
|Milford High||BHS 6-2|
|Clinton High||BHS 6-0|
|Northbridge High||BHS 39-7|
|Auburn High||BHS 41-7|
|Worcester South||BHS 26-19|
|Mary Wells||BHS 34-12|