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Moment of silence held for Matthew Carter at Barbe v Comeaux soccer game

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 00:07:19-05

A moment of silence was held tonight at Barbe High as the Comeaux High soccer team played for the first time without Matthew Carter.

Carter remains fighting for his life in a Lafayette hospital after being shot over the weekend.

His father is the head coach of the team, who is playing tonight with heavy hearts.

After the game, the team hugged one another and held Matthew's jersey up to the crowd.

A ceremonial goal was made for Matthew, making the score 1-0 most of the game. It will officially go down as a tie; both Barbe and Comeaux prevented any more goals for the rest of the game.

Family and friends hosted a gathering tonight in Lafayette at Cici's Pizza, where visitors could donate to a fund for Matthew.

A candlelight vigil is planned for Thursday night at Comeaux High School's football stadium. A parking spot was decorated in Matthew's honor at Comeaux, with his jersey numbers - #31 for football, #11 for soccer - were spray painted above a heart. Flowers were placed over the artwork.

Matthew was shot during an attempted armed robbery this past weekend.

Two teens, ages 13 and 14, are under arrest and accused of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery in the case.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe to assist Matthew's family.