Published 12:00 am Monday, September 30, 2002

ESJHS boosters plan reunion

RESERVE – At the Oct. 14 East St. John High School Wildcats Booster Club Meeting, Phil Greco, the 1980 Wildcats’ State Champion Head Coach, will serve as guest speaker.

Other members of the 1980 coaching staff, including Johnny Owens, Percy Williams, Jay Keller, and Jerry Fremin are scheduled to attend.

Members of the 1980 team, Sugarettes, Cheerleaders, Majorettes and all students are invited to to make the event a 1980 State Champion Reunion. For more information contact Garrette Trosclair 985-535-3687.

Riverside Academy graduate leads team in tourney

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Nicholls State University freshman Steve Luminais recently fired a 67 on the final day of The Gulf Coast Collegiate Classic at the Bridges at Casino Magic to lead the Colonels to a second place finish in the prestigious tournament.

Luminais, a Reserve native and Riverside Academy graduate, shot a 70 on the first day and followed it up with a 67 on the final round for a combined score of 137, which was also the best individual overall score. However, Luminais was eliminated from being crowned the overall winner after losing in a playoff to Tennessee State University’s Robert Didwiddie.

The Colonels’ second-place finish marked the best finish a Nicholls State team had ever posted in the Gulf Coast Collegiate Classic.

Gramercy cousins star for USM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – They have the same last name. They play the same position. One returns kickoffs, the other returns punts. They are both from Gramercy and everyone mistakes them for brothers. They are Chris and Kenneth Johnson, first cousins who are now starting wide receivers at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The products of Lutcher High School will be playing Saturday against Army at West Point, N.Y., on the banks of the Hudson River.

USM tasted defeat for the first time this season, losing 20-7, last week to Alabama. The Golden Eagles should utilize the passing game more frequently against the Cadets and not depend totally on the running abilities of talented tailback Derrick Nix.

In 2001, Chris caught 34 passes for 367 yards, averaging 10.8 yards per catch. He also returned 14 kickoffs for a 22.1 average per return. Kenneth caught 28 passes for 298 yards and a 10. 6 average last season. He returned 13 punts for 77 yards.

Chris is the son of Christopher and Grace Johnson and Kenneth is the son of Kenneth and Kathleen Johnson.

In addition to the Johnsons, several River Parishes residents dot the lineup, including William Adams of LaPlace, Karone Champagne of Hahnville and Jeremy Parquet of Norco.

-By Bud Johnson