Tate helps senior live out football dream

Tate helps senior live out football dream

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Tate helps senior live out football dream

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Markus Baxley wouldn’t be denied at Pete Gindl Stadium.

Baxley, a Tate High School senior with cerebral palsy, walked with the Aggies onto the field before Friday night’s game against Pace.

A few minutes later, a highlight he and the thousands in attendance won’t soon forget.

Jake Henry (16) hands off to honorary football player Markus Baxley(26), a student with cerebral palsy, as teammates Dylan Foxhall (22) and Evan Allen (57) carry him to a touchdown prior to the game against Pace High School in Pensacola on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Jake Henry (16) hands off to honorary football player Markus Baxley(26), a student with cerebral palsy, as teammates Dylan Foxhall (22) and Evan Allen (57) carry him to a touchdown prior to the game against Pace High School in Pensacola on Friday, October 7, 2016.

His teammates helped him score on a 10-yard touchdown run, bringing tears to the eyes of many on the sideline and sending the Aggie bench rushing onto the field to celebrate.

Tate running back Corey Moorer took his cue from Baxley, scoring a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play of regulation.

“My thought was to get away from them boys and get in that end zone,” Baxley said. “When I crossed that plane, I was just glad I didn’t fumble. It’s been turned up tonight.”

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