McFarland football team manager with dwarfism gets big play

McFarland football team manager with dwarfism gets big play


CHARLOTTE — HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS BEGIN FRIDAY NIGHT. BUT FOR MANY SCHOOLS THE SEASON ENDED WITH ONE FINAL GAME LAST WEEK. ERIC — THAT WAS THE CASE FOR THE MCFARLAND HIGH SCHOOL TEAM AS THE SENIORS WERE HONORED. ERIC — DAVE DELOZIER SHARES HOW A SEASON FULL OF MEMORIES. ENDED WITH THE BEST ONE OF ALL. so jared is a special person. SOT 1 VO TRACK IT IS WHAT HIGH SCHOOL IS ALL ABOUT – BEING A PART OF THINGS. 1 SOTW2 50 he’s definitely one of them. he’s definitely part of our program as much as any coach or any player. 2 VO TRACK FOR FIVE YEARS JARED GREEN HAS BEEN THE TEAM MANAGER FOR MCFARLAND FOOTBALL. IN A SPORT MEASURED BY BIGGER AND FASTER – DWARFISM KEPT HIM ON THE SIDELINES. 2 SOTW4 51 well, since i couldn’t play football because of health reasons i wanted to be involved at least in some way. SOT i don’t think i’ve ever been to a practice where he’s not there. SOT 3 VO TRACK AND AS THE FINAL GAME NEARED – THE SENIORS ASKED THEIR COACH IF JARED COULD JUST SUIT UP FOR ONE GAME. WITH HIS PARENTS APPROVAL – THAT’S JARED WEARING NUMBER 2 . 3 SOTW7 49 i did let him know that really under no circumstances would i put him inot the game other than maybe to take a knee and he would be the furthest guy back. 4 VO TRACK AND WITH MCFARLAND UP 28 TO 6 – WITH TIME RUNNING OUT – JARED RAN IN.. 4 SOTW9 51 i dreamed of it. i never thought it would actually happen. SOT SOT we put him in and we’re taking knee and all of a sudden the opposing coach was yelling across the field at me – run a play – run a play. IT TURNS OUT – WHILE JARED’S COACH AND TEAMMATES HAD A GREAT IDEA – BELOIT TURNER’S HEAD COACH DEREK DIEHL HAD A BETTER ONE. SOT SOT and i motioned him over to the middle of the field and we met kind of in the middle of the field and i said derek what are you saying and he says – give the ball to number 2. IF THE GAME OF FOOTBALL IS MADE UP OF MOMENTS – THIS ONE MIGHT JUST BE THE BEST. SOT SOT it was probably the happiest i’ve ever felt in my life. A SEVEN YARD RUN – THAT LASTED BUT A FEW SECONDS. A SEVEN YARD RUN – THAT CREATED A HIGH SCHOOL MEMORY FOR ALL TIME. SOT SOT it allows a young man to have an opportunity that he didn’t get before and to me that’s really what sports is really all about. IN MCFARLAND, THIS IS DAVE DELOZIER, WISC, NEWS 3. ERIC — THE IDEA TO LET JARED SCORE WAS SOLELY THE IDEA OF BELOIT’S HEAD COACH, DEREK DIEHL.

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