Let’s admit it, sometimes we get just a bit too fired up about what happens on the athletic field. Sure, there are highs and lows and it’s natural to feel excitement and disappointment during those times, but when all is said and done, does it really matter?
Well, what happened on Thursday night during a high school football game in Las Vegas absolutely matters. In fact, it matters a lot.
During Bonanza High School’s final game of the season, something happened that showed everything that is right about high school athletics. With Bonanza trailing Faith Lutheran 41-6 in the fourth quarter, senior Richard Curry entered at running back for what would end up being the final play of the game.
What makes this truly special is that Curry, who is an autistic Special Olympian, has been the football manager at Bonanza for the past three seasons and he had never played a single snap in a high school game.
Take a look as Curry takes the handoff and runs 25 yards for Bonanza’s final touchdown of the season. As you can see, both the Bonanza players and the Faith Lutheran players were absolutely ecstatic to see Curry take one to the house!
Bonanza Richard Curry, a Special Olympic athlete and 3-year football manager, scores on a 25 yard touchdown run for the Bengals against the Faith Lutheran Crusaders. The senior wants to be a talk show host like @DrPhil in a few years. #nvprepsfb pic.twitter.com/q6KhJwCdiP
— Robert Horne (@wrhorne) October 26, 2018
Here is another angle posted on Facebook by Dr. Steve Buuck, who is Chief Executive officer at Faith Lutheran.
Huge props to the Faith Lutheran coaches and team for helping to make this moment possible, you can bet it will be one that everybody in attendance remembers forever.
Spartan Nation to honor cancer patient Tyler Trent during Purdue game
If you happened to watch Purdue‘s big win over Ohio State this past Saturday night on ESPN, there is a pretty good chance that you teared up at least once during the game.
During that game, the Boilermakers honored Tyler Trent, a Purdue student, and mega-fan who is currently in a very tough battle with bone cancer.
Tyler’s story was brought to everyone’s attention when ESPN’s College GameDay aired a segment hosted by Tom Rinaldi. During that segment, it was very clear that Tyler has a deep love for Purdue and that Purdue has a deep love for Tyler.
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