By Joe Bella
MethuenLife Columnist

The football season is fast approaching, which is why I am highlighting a photograph of the 1912 Searles High School football team. The photograph is from my Methuen collection.

The players’ names are listed on the back of the photograph as follows: (front row) O. Spear, Frank Garry, Raymond Hutchins and Edward Marden; (second row) Bob MacDonald, Harold Winn, Coach Al White, Hebert Hodgdon and Howard Jenkins; (back row) captain Harold Bailey, Leroy Bower, Wendell Tilton, Irving Turner, Mr. Cole, Donald MacAskill and Mr. Mahoney.
On the lower right-hand corner of the photograph is listed the name of the photographer: The Seeton Studio, Lawrence, Mass.

Joseph G. Bella is vice president/historian of the Methuen Historical Society and has an extensive collection of local memorabilia.