Wheelchair Touchdown Empties Both Benches in Colorado High School Football Game
Sometimes high school athletics isn't all about winning, and the evidence is displayed by the football players from Cherry Creek and Prarie View High Schools.
In the final moments of last week's game, these two teams were responsible for what might be a first in the state of Colorado - a wheelchair touchdown and it caused both benches to empty.
Patrick McKinney is a senior at Prarie View High School, bound to a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy.
In the closing moments of the game, McKinney was wheeled onto the field by his teammates, who promptly lined up to run a play. The play was a handoff to McKinney who was subsequently wheeled and escorted down the field by members of both teams.
Upon crossing the goal line, as the crowd cheered, both benches emptied and players from both teams swarmed the field, surrounding McKinney with congratulations and cheers of celebration. It's a day Patrick McKinney will never ever forget.
To say the least, it is a heartwarming scene and reminds us there are still plenty of good people in the world today.