Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – This week the Vinton Lions were supposed to be on the road to take on the Welsh Greyhounds (8-0), but that all changed after the team suffered multiple injuries last week against Grand Lake. Due to the loss of 3 other players to concussions last Friday, the Lions have now decided to forfeit their game against the Welsh.
Vinton is no stranger to injury this season as they have also lost even more players over the course of the season, as head coach Lark Hebert said: “We’ve lost key players to injury. from which they could not return. an injury week it was a season ending from there it was just a struggle every week 1 or 2 players miss due to injury they were able to come back but you are still short this week but our kids are playing , they try, they play hard and give a lot of effort”.
The Welsh Greyhounds will now move to (9-0) with the decision made by Vinton. The Greyhounds have faced situations like this all season long as they couldn’t complete their Week 1 game against Kinder. When asked how his side were handling the situation, Welsh head coach Cody Gueringer replied: “Adversity all kids deal with well and we always talk about physical and mental toughness and that’s a great example of that being physically tough but also mentally tough to deal with times like this it’s not a bad day it’s just a tough time and we’re gonna move on and we had a great day of practice today and hopefully another tomorrow and we’ll move on and prepare for a really good Notre Dame team.”
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