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2015 Hall of Fame – Walter Towns & Mike Bolt

November 7, 2015

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Walter Towns, Homer High School

Walter Towns was a 3 year starter for head coach Wayne Volentine’s Homer Pelicans during the 1984, 1985, 1986 seasons. He was an all-distric and all state player in both his junior and senior seasons. In 1985, he led Homer to a 14-1 season record and its only superdome appearance. During the spring of 1986 before his senior season. Walter was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer. He survived major surgery during the summer of 1986 and by August of that year, he was again starting QB for the Pelicans. He lead Homer to an impressive 8-3 record that season, including an exciting 14-13 victory over Haynesville. Walter’s courage and determination to play and represent his school and community in the face of a terminal illness is not forgotten by true Pelican fans. Walter died on May 9, 1988 at the age of 19. Accepting Walter’s Hall of Fame Inductee Award will be Walter’s siblings, John George, Letha George Johnson, Tonette Towns and Cornelius George.

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Mike Bolt, Haynesville High School

Mike Bolt was a member of the 1969, 1970, 1971 Haynesville Golden Tornado. He wore number 55 and played center and linebacker. In 1971, Mike’s senior year, Haynesville played Homer for the State Championship. Mike made four outstanding plays that night that led Haynesville to victory. On defense, he made a big play on the 4th down that allowed Haynesville to get the ball and he forced a fumble that allowed Haynesville to score. On offense, he made two great blocks. The first block allowed the Tornado halfback to tie the game on first downs and the second was a block that allowed the fullback to make a first down that put Haynesville ahead on first downs. Haynesville won the game and the State Championship by a score of 7 to 7, but Haynesville led on first downs 11 to 9. Back then there was no overtime. The winner was determined by who had the most first downs. Mike later went to McNeese State University where he started for 3 years as center.

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