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High Schooler With Cerebral Palsy Scores A Touchdown (Video)

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Here is your feel-good sports story of the day, courtesy of a high school football league in Arkansas.

Dylan Galloway of Manila High School was born with cerebral palsy, but regardless of his condition, it has always been his dream to score a touchdown during a high school football game.  It is difficult for people in Galloway’s situation to get such an opportunity but during the dying moments of a game between Manila and Rivercrest High on Friday, coach Toby Doke called Dylan’s name and instructed him to “get his butt in there and go score a touchdown.”

That is exactly what he did.

Dylan wheeled himself out onto the field, and in a true show of sportsmanship, players from both teams paved the way for the senior to cruise into the end zone and fulfill his greatest wish.  He had been persistent in his effort to get onto the field and score a touchdown, and when Doke finally found the chance to present Dylan with this opportunity, he couldn’t let it slip away.

“He had been after me all year in the hall, at lunchtime and during the school day, and kept telling me he wanted to score a touchdown,” Doke told the Sun. “I saw Rivercrest kids jumping up and down, and when Dylan went into the end zone our entire sideline cleared and all of his teammates went to celebrate with him. I had to fight back the tears, and in fact it kind of tears me up thinking about it now. It was pretty special.”

Manila High School would go on to lose the game by a score of 47-7, but sometimes the scoreboard of a game takes a backseat to the scoreboard of life.  As for Dylan’s scoreboard of life, you can add another seven points to his lead over cerebral palsy.  Congratulations Dylan on your outstanding accomplishment!

Hat Tip – [PrepRally]




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