High Schooler With Cerebral Palsy confined to a wheelchair Scores A Touchdown.
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, just as he would any other team member to "get his butt in there and go score a touchdown!"
That is exactly what he did.
Two high school football teams in Arkansas helped one fellow student's dream come true, by letting him score a touchdown in a varsity football game, even though he had to carry the ball over the goal line in a wheelchair.
Manila High School trailed top-ranked Rivercrest High, 47-0, as they drove to the four-yard line in the closing minutes of their game last week. That's when the losing team sent senior Dylan Galloway into the game at running back. Dylan was born with cerebral palsy and is confined to his motorized wheelchair, but in a pre-arranged moment between the two coaches, he received the handoff and motored over the left side for six points.
Huge Hat Tip to both Coaches for making this happen in a regular scheduled season game between the two teams. Make no mistake,these games matter for each teams standings in their divisions. Some things however,are just more important.
Huge congrats goes out to Dylan Galloway for his TD and putting his team up on the board. Well done, young man.Well Done.
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