Lowell – In this city, Dr. Titus Plomaritis is widely known by students of Lowell High School football history as the 5-foot, 5-inch scatback who scored all 20 points in the 1948 Thanksgiving Day game against Lawrence.
Lowell won the dramatic game, 20-19, when Plomaritis scored with 4 seconds left and kicked the winning extra point, capping an undefeated season for second-year coach Ray Riddick, who himself would become the greatest football legend of them all. But Plomaritis story is so much more than that. And now he has come out with his autobiography, simply titled “Titus” which tells his story in 600 pages, with 250 photos and uncountable memories.
The book was six years in the making for Titus, and in the last couple of years he’s been aided and edited by former Sun sports guru Sam Weisberg, a close friend. All proceeds will go to the Plomaritis Family Foundation for charitable works. The book opens with a dedication to Titus’ wife of over 60 years, Claire. From there it details the childhood of a little kid being raised on Gorham Street by strict parents who emerged from Greece. His father never attended a football game, and didn’t even attend Titus and Claire’s wedding.