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Lake Charles school damaged by Laura finds home for football opener at STM

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 13:38:01-04

LAKE CHARLES — St. Louis Catholic High School in Calcasieu Parish will celebrate its Home Opener in Lafayette due to Hurricane Laura.

The team will face off against the Kinder Yellow Jackets on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm. at St. Thomas More's Cougar Stadium. St. Louis lost their campus due to Hurricane Laura and conditions to the team's football field required them to find a new location.

The school says they are is in the process of bringing temporary buildings to the campus & plan to resume face-to-face learning mid-October.

Before the game, St. Louis Catholic School will celebrate Mass on campus for the fist time since the pandemic. A pep rally & “send-off” for the football team will follow.

“This game is symbolic of what it means to be a Saint. With every obstacle life throws our way, Saints continue to rise up & meet the challenge. My hope is that this game provides a sense of normalcy for our students. Now more than ever…it’s a great day to be a Saint!" said Principal Mia Orgeron Touchet.

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