East Boston High
School to retire the numbers of Wiggins and retired coach Sousa at
Game on Friday, November 4.
East Boston -- East Boston High School (EBHS) will retire the
numbers of former NFL player Jermaine Wiggins (18) and retired
football coach John Sousa (66) on Friday, November 4 at Sartori
Stadium when the EBHS Jets host The English High School. The
game begins at 6 p.m.
According to Headmaster Mike Rubin, the ceremony will take place at
halftime. The stadium is located in East Boston, in back of the
Airport MBTA stop and is commonly known as the East Boston Stadium.
Both Wiggins and Sousa graduated from EBHS.
Wiggins was a two-time Boston City League All-Star (1992-93), before
embarking on a collegiate career at Marshall and Georgia. He spent
eight years in the NFL as a member of the Jets, Patriots, Colts,
Panthers, Vikings and Jaguars, earning a Super Bowl ring with the
Patriots for the 2001 season.
Sousa starred at East Boston in the mid-1960s, captaining the 1968
squad. He spent 17 years as an assistant at Boston English before
accepting the coaching job at his alma mater in 1995. As the coach
with the most wins in school history, Sousa spent 15 years on the
Jetsí sidelines, winning 119 games and a Super Bowl title in 2004.
A coffee and pastry reception is planned for after the game at East
Boston High School. All are welcome to attend the game and the
numbers retirement. For information about game tickets and the
reception, please call Phil Brangiforte at 617-635-9896, ext. 30305.
Contact: Phil Brangiforte,
EBHS Athletic Director at 617-590-5491