Goddard Eisenhower student with Down syndrome scores 50-yard touchdown

GODDARD, Kan. (KWCH) Two Kansas high school football teams hit the field Monday night ready to make one student's dream come true.

Brody May is a sophomore at Goddard Eisenhower High School. His mom says he participates in football, wrestling and track, and he has Down syndrome.

Brody's mother, Lindy May says at Monday night's junior varsity game against Maize South Tiger Nation came together and created a moment that allowed Brody to score a 50-yard touchdown.

"This is a great example of the excellent sportsmanship that still exists in our school system," said Lindy. "Maize South showed fantastic sportsmanship!! Life is about teachable moments."

Goddard Eisenhower Head Football Coach Darrin Fisher says Brody doesn't let his limitations hold him back.

"He loves football. He just wants an opportunity to get in and play," Fisher says.

Brody was ready when his chance came Monday night.

"There is more to this game than winning and losing. There is a sportsmanship and comradely and things outside of a Friday night scoreboard that this sport really offers and I think (Monday) night that was displayed," Fisher says.

Brody will next suit up Friday night when the Tigers' varsity squad visits Newton. If you go to the game and are looking for Brody, look for No. 73 on Eisenhower's sideline.

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