Central Catholic football team adopts Vinton
The Central Catholic High School football team has adopted Vinton High School and is collecting supplies to help the southwest Louisiana community recover from Hurricane Laura.
Central Catholic Coach Tommy Minton said the biggest needs right now are water, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and diapers. Monetary donations also will be accepted and used to buy these supplies.
Items are being collected beginning Friday through next Wednesday and should be brought to the school.
Minton said a lot of attention in relief efforts have been focused on Lake Charles, while Vinton, a smaller community on the state line about 20 miles to the west, has had a tough time with relief efforts.
Central Catholic has had Vinton, a Class 2A program, on its football schedule during the current two-year scheduling cycle of last year and this year. However, the Eagles were unable to play the Lake Charles-area school a year ago in Vinton due to the effects of the weather system Imelda, but Minton, who knows new Vinton coach Lark Hebert, is hopeful the two schools can meet this year on Oct. 8, contingent on high school football being allowed in Louisiana.