Video: Missouri football player with Down syndrome scores TD

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SHELBINA, Mo. (AP) – A lopsided high school football game in northern Missouri united two rivals who agreed in advance to make the playoff tilt a memorable one for a 14-year-old freshman reserve with Down syndrome.

South Shelby High shut out winless North Shelby by a score of 53-0 on Friday night.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that North Shelby senior Jacob Rich approached South Shelby coach Rob Witt before the Class 1 playoff to discuss allowing Witt’s son Drew to score a touchdown.

Drew Witt scored on a 17-yard run off the right tackle after his team had staked out a 39-0 halftime lead.