Simon Roussel scores memorable touchdown

Simon Roussel scores memorable touchdown

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Simon Roussel scores memorable touchdown

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We'll never tire of inspirational stories, the latest of which comes from Louisiana. Mandeville senior Simon Roussel, who has Down syndrome, scored a touchdown on a kickoff return against Slidell last Wednesday, with a little assist from the Slidell squad.

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Mandeville coach Guy LeCompte wanted to honor Roussel in some way after he spent several seasons as a team manager at the school, so he gave him a chance to play in the freshman game. Slidell coach Larry Favre fully approved of LeCompte's idea to allow Roussel to score a touchdown.

“He had no idea that he was going to get to dress out," Roussel's mother, Barbara, told BayouBuzz.com. "That was just a total surprise. So I think he is just in another world, and it’s a memory he’ll have forever."

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