Trading black and gold for purple and gold

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Faculty members at East St. John High School dressed in their finest LSU attire this past week in celebration of the Tigers’ BCS Championship matchup against Alabama in New Orleans Monday night. The school is cheering on senior LSU linebacker Stefoin Francois, a 2007 graduate of East St. John. The banner held out in front features Francois’ nickname “Boonie.” See L’Observateur’s special LSU section inside for more coverage of Monday’s game. (Staff photo by Robin Shannon)