by: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Nov 2, 2017 – 2:17 PM
ATLEE, Va. – A high school senior had a dream come true thanks not only to his teammates, but also the opposing football team.
During the fourth quarter of the game between Atlee Raiders and Varina Blue Devils in Virginia, Sepp Shirey became the hero of the school, WTVR reported.
Shirley was born with cerebral palsy.
His head coach told officials and Varina’s coach that Shirey was going to get the ball and carry it for a few yards before Varina’s team would two-hand touch tackle.
But the game didn’t end the way that the coach planned.
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Stuart Brown, coach of the Blue Devils, said his players decided that wasn’t enough for Shirey and that they would let him run for the 80-yard field goal, escorting him to the end zone.
Shirey collapsed as he …
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