High school student with Down syndrome scores touchdown (Video)

Oct 12, 2013; Laramie, WY, USA; Laramie, WY, USA; A general view of New Mexico Lobos footballs before the game between the Wyoming Cowboys and the New Mexico Lobos at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

A heart warming scene came out of Wisconsin this week. The Little Chute Mustangs allowed their water boy, a student with Down syndrome, named Noah VanVooren, to come into the game near the end of a blow out win. Earlier he served as an honorary captain and was given an opportunity to play in the game. He lined up at running back, got the ball and took it to the right and eventually into the end zone for the touchdown.

“Things like that really bring the school together,” coach Brian Ryczkowski said, via the Post Crescent. “It lets you know you’ve got good people in the school and the town and they’re doing things right.”

Ryczkowski’s players echoed and validated his sentiments.

“It was great seeing him out there,” Mustangs senior linebacker Max Keyzers said. “He’s always been the motivator for our team. He talks after every game. It was great to hear the crowd chanting and it was great to get him the ball.”

“He’s always our biggest fan, so it’s always nice to see him,” said senior Tyler Zak. “He’s always there with us.”

Though their opponents, Clintonville, deserve a lot of respect and acknowledgement for making this happen.

“A lot of credit for Clintonville for being a class act,” Ryczkowski said.

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