Scott Holland is considered to be among the most outstanding football players in Bartlett High School history.
Scott played on Indian football and basketball teams for three years, serving as team captain for both teams in his junior and senior seasons.
He was a huge force in football, whether it was on offense or defense, and often played multiple positions during games. There were several memorable games during his Bartlett days but the granddaddy of them all, perhaps, was the 1991 Thanksgiving Day game.
Played in Southbridge before 6,000 fans, Bartlett upset the Pioneers 12-7, and thereby vaulted the Indians into the Division 2 Super Bowl game. The winning score came late in the game on an 8-play, 71 yard drive keyed by running back Scott Holland.
Scott was twice a T&G All-Star in football and received the honor once in basketball. During Scott’s three-year varsity football career, the Indians compiled a 21-9 overall record. Bartlett’s basketball squads went 17-4 in each of Scott’s junior and senior years.
He went on to more football stardom playing for the Worcester State College Lancers. His achievements in Division 3 football include: New England Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year for three years; conference all-star team for four years; Division 2 & 3 Little All-American team in 1994; Football Gazette All-American in 1994 and 1995; All New England Football Writers team in 1995 and 1996; and a three-time ECAC All-Star. Scott is the all-time leading tacker at WSC with 440 as a linebacker.
He played for the Munich Cowboys in the German Football League in 1998 and played several years for the semi-pro Marlboro Shamrocks.
He was a physical education teacher at Bartlett and currently is the owner of Powerhouse Gym in Webster.