Seton Catholic football and soccer are home

Paul Valencia, Reporter
Paul Valencia, Reporter

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.

Seton Catholic didn’t have its football field ready for practice in the preseason but the Cougars will play their first home game Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Seton Catholic didn’t have its football field ready for practice in the preseason but the Cougars will play their first home game Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz

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.

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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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