WATCH: Alabama high school’s heartwarming touchdown

JaMarr Chase
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Two Alabama high school football teams did their part to help make a dream come true on Friday night. Jake Pratt, an 18-year old senior at Vestavia Hills High School with Down Syndrome, scored a touchdown on the final play of the team’s preseason scrimmage with Briarwood Christian. Pratt, who had never dressed for a football game, celebrated as the fans chanted his name.

According to, Pratt had served as a manager for several years. His parents approached the coaching staff to ask if he could dress for a game this year after Pratt attended every offseason workout this summer.

This is such a great moment that Pratt will surely remember for the rest of his life. It’s so uplifting to see these teams put competition aside to give him this memory.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.