Watch 8-year-old with Down syndrome score TD in high school game
Owen White plays wide receiver for the Rhinelander (Wisc.) High School freshman team. His younger brother, Gabe, is the squad’s honorary captain.
This relationship on Friday night provided one of the best moments of the football season on any level.
"I wanted to make a special moment for him. [He’s a] special kid. All you have to do is hang out with him for 30 seconds and you see that," coach Mark Apfel told WJFW.
So with the game over, the stage was set.
"I caught it, and then I blocked it, and then ran to coach," Gabe said.
"And he took off for the end zone, it was pretty special," Owen White said.
Gabe’s mom, Cindy White, wanted to give special mention to the opponents, Mosinee. Their kids played along — big time. The coach agreed.
"Mosinee kids were great, they were diving at him," Apfel said.