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Lafayette running backs, 1947

Posted on August 18, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Lafayette High School football players, from left, Roy Walton, John Neal and Orin Morgan, on Nov. 1947. The three running backs were the main ground-gainers for the Generals that season, which finished the year 2-6. Walton would become head coach at his alma mater in 1958 at age 28. He spent the bulk of his coaching career at Tates Creek, with 219 victories in 26 years. He died in 2010, and the Commodores’ stadium is named in his honor. Click here to see an image from our archives of Walton coaching in 1980. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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