John T Bozek

Graduating class of 1924



John T. Bozek was a premier running back for Central High School in the mid-twenties when the Little Green was a New England football power. Coach Hubie McDonough called him the finest high school runner he ever saw. Johnny lettered in four sports in high school--football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was selected to the all-tourney, All-American Basketball Team in 1924 when Central placed third in the country at the high school National Tournament in Chicago. After his great high school career Bozek played three sports at Gonzaga Prep in Washington, D.C. He then continued his excellence in athletics at Georgetown University. In a Union Leader poll conducted in 1950 Johnny was voted athlete of the first half century in Manchester.