High School Senior with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown with Support from Teammates

Mia Fitzharris

It's that wonderful time of the year, I’m referring of course to football season. With that comes plays of the day, week, and month, but our story today should be labeled the play of the year! It happened at Mandeville Junior High School in Louisiana. Senior Simon Roussel who was born with Down Syndrome, has been an assistant coach for the school’s football team for 6 years. During his last game before graduation, Simon suited up and took the pitch as a starter for the very first time. Watch as his teammates for blocking wall to escort him all the way to the end zone:

That was a touchdown for Simon and for our faith in humanity. Nice job guys. Have you heard of high school students going above and beyond for a deserving classmate? Share their story with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter at @YahooTrending.