There are high school football plays that go beyond simple highlights and speak to all the best impulses in scholastic sports. That’s precisely what unfolded Friday in Seagraves, Texas.
With a dominant victory against Springlake-Earth High School, Seagraves turned to Ryan Cavazos, a young Seagraves student with Down Syndrome. After bringing him in the game, Seagraves ran a designed hand off play for Cavazos, who ran around right end and all the way into the end zone, thanks in large part to Springlake-Earth’s willingness to play alone.
The touchdown was covered by KCBD sports anchor Pete Christy, with his highlights shown below.
It was a touching moment and a reminder that even in an important game for both teams, the two opposing sides could come together to help out a young man for which the touchdown meant far more than it could have to anyone else.