Rival teams help boy with cerebral palsy score touchdown

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- A boy living with quadriplegic cerebral palsy recently lost his father, but inherited his love of football. He can't articulate how much he enjoys the sport, but it's written plain on his face every time he attends a game. He positively beams.

Last week, his classmates helped him create a memory in honor of his father that will last a lifetime, WLOS reports.

Lou Stamey looks forward to games between Canton and Waynesville middle schools, which respectively feed into Pisgah and Tuscola high schools. They're big football rivals in North Carolina.

When Canton and Waynesville squared off Thursday, Coach John Simmons had a special play arranged.

Canton handed off the ball to Lou, who had a sign attached to his wheelchair that said, "Eat my dust."

With some help from a classmate, he carried it 50 yards into the end zone, scoring a touchdown on his school's biggest rival.

Lou put a smile on the face of nearly every person in the stadium that day.
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