Rivals cooperate on touchdown for player with Down syndrome (1 Viewer)

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“I’m ready, Coach. … Coach, I’m ready,” Ziesel says.McCamy says he hears it about 10 times a game, and also at practices, from Ziesel, his 5-foot-3, 110-pound running back.
So in the final stages of Benton’s third game of the season on Monday at Maryville, McCamy decided it was time for Ziesel — a 15-year-old freshman with Down syndrome — to make his season debut.
With about 10 seconds left in the game, and Benton trailing 46-0, McCamy called his final timeout, told an assistant coach to organize the team for the “Matt play” and ran across the field to the Maryville defensive huddle — and to some puzzled looks from the opposing players.
“I’ve got a special situation,” McCamy remembers telling Maryville freshman defensive coach David McEnaney. “I know you guys want to get a shutout. Most teams would want a shutout, but in this situation I want to know if maybe you can let one of my guys run in for a touchdown

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Cues Kanye West

Yo Matt that was real good and Imma let you finish, but Herschel Walker had one of the greatest rushing TDs of all time!
 

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Thanks mikaloyd. I had one of those days, and it's nice to see something like this to lift the spirits. It's nice to remember now and then that there's not just one person that will do the right thing, but a bunch of em.
 

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I love these stories. Read a similar one last year, and the one about the school that played the detention center. All great stories.
 

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Thats cool !! Thanks for posting.. It means alot to the family of that kid and that was really nice of the coach of the other team to understand and let that play go on... props to all involved!!
 

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Should have been an excessive celebration penalty...
 

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I guarantee both teams will remember that play forever.
 

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This kind of story always makes me smile.
 

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