The Best Play of This Game Happened After the Clock Ran Out
This is one of the best touchdowns we’ve ever seen.
Although the Rhinelander High School JV football team lost to the visiting team, Mosinee High School, everyone left the field in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, with a smile — especially the team’s honorary captain, 8-year-old Gabe White, as seen in the YouTube video below.
Gabe has Down syndrome and has spent the whole season on the sidelines supporting his brother, who plays on the team, and cheering everyone on. At the end of the last game of the season yesterday, Coach Mark Apfel decided to suit Gabe up in some oversized football gear and send him out onto the field, according to 22 Words.
What followed was an adorable display of good sportsmanship, with both teams playing along. When the opposing team catches on, the players begin purposefully missing tackle after tackle to let Gabe have his moment on the gridiron.
Watch the sweet scene unfold in the video below: