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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
Induction  into the EHS Hall of Fame will be held September 24, 2015 @ 7:00 at the Erath Community Center.
 

Paull Allen Boudreaux

Michael "Applejack" Lively Robert B. Vincent  (Honorary)

Paul Allen Boudreaux is a 2015 inductee into the Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Boudreaux is a 1956 graduate of Erath High School.  As a student at Erath High School, Boudreaux played football, basketball, and baseball, and was a member of the track team.

Boudreaux was a member of the Erath High School track team that was coached by legendary Coach Robert Segura.  He was part of the team that won the District Championship in 1954, 1955, and 1956.  In 1955, the team made it to the state track meet and placed second.  In 1956, the Erath High School Track won the first of nine consecutive state championships, and Boudreaux was a member of the team that began that streak.  During his junior year in 1955, Boudreaux ran a leg of the 880 yard relay team that placed first in state and set a record in Class "B" with a time of 1:34.2.  In 1955 and 1956, he was part of the 440 yard, 880 yard, and the mile relay teams that placed first at district both years.

            Boudreaux was also a member of the Erath High Football team.  In 1952, he played on the last six man football team at Erath High School.  The team was coached by head coach Bob Segura and assisted by Travis Kendrick.  In 1953, Erath began playing eleven man football.  Boudreaux was a part of the first three teams to play eleven man football under Coach Willie Lutgring, and was the starting quarterback his junior and senior year.  In the 1955 season opener against Breaux Bridge High School, Boudreaux set a school record by throwing the longest touchdown completion.  He threw an 80 yards pass to Naomi Landry for a touchdown. 

            Boudreaux was also a member of the Erath High School basketball and baseball teams.  He was also a very active student while in high school and participated in many extracurricular activities.  He worked for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for 35 years and was Mayor Pro-Tem for the Town of Erath for four years.

            Boudreaux was the son of Helen and Vernis "Topsy" Boudreaux.  He was married to the former Lois LeBlanc of Erath, and they were the parents of five children: Mary Boudreaux Broussard, Eric, John, Adam and Laur Boudreaux (2009 Hall of Fame inductee).  He was a grandfather of eight: Megan Broussard, Nick, Tyler, Micah, Kiersten, Jacob, Mitchel, and Zachary Boudreaux.

            Boudreaux is being inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously.  He died on April 25, 2009. 

 

            Michael “Applejack” Lively is a 2015 inductee into the Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Lively is a 1978 graduate of Erath High School.  While a student at Erath High, he was a standout member of the basketball and track teams.

Lively played basketball for Erath High School for four years, beginning with 1974-1975 season.  During this time, he played in 102 games.  As a 6'2" freshman, he played in every game and eventually earned a spot in the starting lineup.  He averaged 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds a game as a freshman.  Lively was a starter for all 26 games as a sophomore, and averaged 11.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.  As a junior, he started all 24 games, and averaged 14.7 points and 16.7 rebounds per game.  

Lively, who had grown to 6’7”, had an outstanding season as a senior.  He started in all 27 games and averaged 20.2 points and 21.4 rebounds per game.  He scored 505 points and had 534 rebounds in his senior season.  Three times that season, he had 28 rebounds in a game, which is still one rebound shy of the school record of 29.  In the first game of the 1977-1978 season, Erath played Maurice High School in the Henry High Tournament.  In that game, Lively had 28 rebounds at the end of the third quarter.  He certainly would have broken the school rebound record in that game, but the coach decided to rest the starters in the fourth quarter and they weren’t put back in the game.  Erath finished the 1977-1978 season tied with Kaplan High School for second in district.  Lively was a first team all-district basketball selection at center during his senior season, 1977-1978, as well as a second team all-district selection at center as a junior.

Lively left his mark on the history books at Erath High School.  He scored 1,332 points and averaged 13.1 points per game during his Hall of Fame basketball career.  At the time, the total points scored by him were the most in school basketball history.  Lively had 1,489 rebounds with a rebounding average of 14.6 rebounds per game during his high school career.  This record has never been broken by a student at Erath High School.  The 505 points he scored during his senior year was the highest season total at that time.  His scoring average of 20.2 points during his senior season was the second highest scoring season ever in school history at that time.  His 534 rebounds and 21.4 rebounding average during his senior season have never been surpassed in school basketball history.

As a track and field athlete, Michael threw the discus 144'1", triple jumped 44'1/2", long jumped 21'6" and threw the shot put 43'8".  As a senior, he was district champion in the long jump and triple jump.  He finished third in the long jump at the regional track meet.

Upon graduation, Lively played basketball at Lee Junior College in Baytown, Texas and the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas.  He also played semi-pro basketball in Baytown.  Lively is the son of the late Issac and Audrey Lively.  He was raised by his mother and his “Pop” Doris Antoine.  He is married to Elaine Lively, and they are the parents of seven: Ramanett, Nathanel, Lou Anna, Angelica, Ramona, Eula Mae, and Ramsay.  He retired from Haliburton after a career in the oil industry.

 

Robert B. Vincent is a 2015 inductee into the Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame as an honorary member.  He is a 1997 graduate of Erath High School.  Vincent is a longtime volunteer who served as an officer of the Erath Backers Club for eighteen years.

Robert was an active student at Erath High School and has continued to help his alma mater since graduation.  In 1994, he asked Coach Kirk Vice if he could serve as a manager of the track team, a position that he served in until his graduation.  During his first season as track manager, the team traveled to Port Barre High School to participate in a track meet.  Robert marveled at the all-weather facility they had, and inquired as to why Erath High School didn’t have one.  He was told by Vice that he would love to have one, but Erath simply didn’t have the money to build an all-weather track.  He immediately began the effort to raise the funds to build a new all-weather track.  He was determined to have a new track at Erath High before he graduated.  That determination resulted in $120,000 being raised from state, local, and private funds, and the new track was dedicated in March 1997. 

            Robert continued to stay active with the Erath High track program after graduation.   Coach Vice asked him to begin serving as the scorekeeper for the various track meets held at Erath.  By this time, muscular dystrophy was making it harder for Robert to climb the stadium to get in the press box to score the meet and to attend football games.  Never one to let obstacles stand in his way, Robert began the effort to have hand rails erected at the stadium.  This allowed him to continue to climb up to the press box and serve as scorekeeper for a few more years.  Ultimately, the muscular dystrophy progressed to the point that climbing was not an option and he stepped down as scorekeeper.

Robert is a longtime member of the Erath Backers Club.  He joined the organization in 1997 as soon as he graduated from high school.  Robert loves this organization and contributed many hours of his time and talents to ensure that the student athletes of Erath have all the resources needed for them to succeed.  Robert was a dedicated officer for eighteen years.  He was elected Public Relations Officer and served in this position from 1997 to 1999.  In 2000, he was elected to serve as Treasurer and served in that position until health issues forced him to step down in 2015.  He is the longest serving officer over the past two decades, and his dedication to the organization has never faded.

Robert is the son of Douglas and Jackie Vincent.  He is an attorney and practices law in Erath.  He is in his second term on the Erath City Council and continues to be very active in his community. 

 

 

  

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P.O. Box 24

Erath, LA 70533.

 

Erath High School

808 S. Broadway Street

Erath, LA 70533

Phone - 337-937-8451

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