To many, he is best known as one of the founding members of the Savage Brothers Band. But while he was at Windsor Locks High School, Mark Savage did his rockin’ on the football field. Selected as the team’s “hardest hitter” for his ability on defense, Mark showed he was a threat on both sides of the ball by breaking a number of scoring records.
Mark’s talent was evident from outset when he was named the captain of the freshman team. By his sophomore year, he was starting on defense and regularly playing on offense. His junior year, he started on both offense and defense and was named the most valuable player in the Thanksgiving Day game vs. Windsor. Mark’s senior year was simply, spectacular. Named one of the captains of the team, Mark became only the second player in WLHS history to collect more than 1000 yards in a single season. He broke the single season rushing record with 1,166 yards; the single season touchdown record with 17 touchdowns; the single game touchdown record with 5 touchdowns; and collected a number of interceptions on defense. Mark was honored by the Journal Inquirer as its Football Scoring Champion.
While at WLHS, Mark also lettered in Track and Field, at one point setting a record as a member of the 4 x 100 relay team. After graduating from Windsor Locks High School in 1981, Mark continued his football carrier at Central Connecticut State University where he earned a starting position as a wing back. However, injuries ended his career prematurely.