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Put your feels on alert. This is Vestavia High School (Al.) senior Jake Hyde who made his dream come true on Friday night against Briarwood. The two teams designed a play for Hyde, who has Down Syndrome, to take a handoff 35-yards for touchdown...
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Awesome story, this kind of stuff does not happen enough in sports... Good thing Ben Simmons wasn't there...
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I help coach with Vestavia's youth football program, and am familiar with Briarwood's coaching from playing them over the years with my sons. Two quality programs that go the extra mile to instill everything that is good about football. It's a great thing to do, but doesn't surprise me with these two programs.
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Where the hell was the DE and the CB??? Also, that school needs to change their mascot ASAP
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Just once for my own sick and humorous mind id like to see the opposing team tackle the player before he reaches the end zone.
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Tackled by another kid with downs
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That parody video exists if you look for it.
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There was a kid on my HS soccer team that during blowouts they'd put him in and let him score. They were down 6-0 against our rival and put him in and he was going to score and a defender ran up and slide tackled him. Benches cleared and the kid took an elbow to the face. He had braces and blood was going everywhere. It was insane
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Unsportsmanlike conduct - Excessive celebration - 15 yards!
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He read his blockers pretty good
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This is the type of story that should be broadcasted across all major news networks. Awesome story.
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I love stories like this!
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I think it was like 17-3 when this happened. Had 2 be a BAMA school.
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What was the score when this happened? Was the game out of hand?
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Game was probably already over.
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I was there. Vestavia was ahead 24-3. Clock was running and the officials stopped the clock with 4 secs left in the 4th. He took the ball and scored. The opposing team was great and got into the spirit of it all. Touching moment for sure.
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how is that any different that participation trophies?
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You really that frickin' dumb huh?
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You're cool
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Participation trophies are for losers like you - This making a kid with Down's syndrome have the nigh of his life that he'll never forget.
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Awesome, and yep, right in the feels.
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