VANCOUVER — After years of playing home games at somebody else’s home, the Seton Catholic Cougars have a place of their own for football and soccer games.
The girls soccer team is expected to play Elma today (Thursday) on the new field in front of the campus.
The football team, meanwhile, is set to host Charles Wright at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The school will be having a barbecue that day, as well. (Pre-order your ribs here: https://setonhigh.ejoinme.org/BBQ)
Seton Catholic opened its new campus last school year, but the field was not ready. Now it is.
“The best way I could put it is athletics are to a school what a front porch is to a house. It’s what draws your community to you,” said Phil Kent, the school’s athletic director. “Nothing like high school athletics that brings a community together. The day that football and soccer field opened, it changed our culture at our school.”
Seton Catholic’s football team opened the season with a win at Toledo, Ore.
There are no lights at the stadium. The soccer match Thursday is set to begin at 5 p.m. Football is a matinee on Saturday.
Also, there are no bleachers yet. Kent advised fans to bring lawn chairs or a comfortable pair of shoes.
Seton Catholic High School is located at 9000 NE 64th Ave. in Vancouver.