It will be quite a homecoming for Justin Reid. The former Dutchtown star who played safety for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will have a parade in his honor at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The parade will start at Alexander’s Harvest Market on Highway 73 will end at Highway 73 and Heroman Rd. A celebratory ceremony will follow at Dutchtown’s Griffin Stadium.
Reid, who starred at Stanford and started his NFL career with the Houston Texans, played a key role for the Chiefs, including handling kicking chores when the team’s kicker was injured.
Reid is the son of former LSU hurdler Eric Reid Sr. His older brother, Eric Reid Jr., starred at both Dutchtown and LSU before his NFL career.
SJA Hall of Fame
St. Joseph’s Academy is set to induct three into its Athletic Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. on March 31 at the SJA student center.
Softball standout Nicki Genre Olinde, Dr. Mallory Hitt Allen and longtime Catholic High coach Pete Boudreaux are the inductees. Tickets are now on sale at www.sjahalloffame.org. Reservation deadline is March 24.
Olinde, a 1998 SJA grad, played softball and volleyball for the Redstickers and went on to star at Delta State as a pitcher. She led DSU to its first Division II regional berth and had 85 career wins.
Allen, a 2006 graduate, was a soccer/track and field competitor. She won the Class 5A high jump title as a senior and made the LSWA’s All-State team twice before competing for Vanderbilt as a heptathlete and a high jumper for four seasons.
Boudreaux is Catholic High’s Hall of Fame track coach who was a girls track advocate on the high school level after Title IX became law in 1972. SJA coaches and athletes have benefitted from his advice and expertise.
Gatorade announced that Newman’s Chris Lockett as its Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year for boys basketball on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5 Lockett led the Greenies to a second straight LHSAA title in Division III select. He averaged 16.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
• The Sports Illustrated collage of players from each team going into the NCAA’s women’s tournament includes a familiar face — former McKinley and Denham Springs standout Alexius Horne of SLU.
Horne earned first-team All-Southland Conference honors before suffering a knee injury in the Southland tourney last week.
• Former Zachary High and Louisiana Tech running back Boston Scott signed a $2 million contract extension to remain with the Eagles this week. Scott played for the Eagles in the Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs earlier this year.
• Another former Zachary standout, basketball player, Jordan DeCuir of LSU Shreveport was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and earned second-team all-conference honors.
DeCuir also helped LSUS advance to the NAIA Sweet 16 in Kansas City.
• Former White Castle and BRCC player Darian Pearce Jr. was part of a Tougaloo team that advanced to the an NAIA tourney in Lakeland, Fla., last weekend.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough
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