Down Syndrome Football Player's Dream Comes True

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A touchdown at a high school football game does not usually make the national news.

However, that's exactly what happened when a player with Down syndrome got the ball at a high school game in Washington state.

The two rival teams from Snohomish High School and Lake Stevens High School worked together to allow junior Ike Ditzenberger to score the only touchdown of the night for his team.

The Lake Stevens team faked missed tackles to give 17-year-old Ditzenberger a 51-yard touchdown run in the last 10 seconds of the game.

In a true show of sportsmanship, the Lake Stevens players and coaches made it all possible.

"The Vikings' coaches not only instructed their players to let Ditzenberger score, but to make it look relatively competitive in the process to make the moment more real for the Snohomish junior," Cameron Smith wrote in his Yahoo.com Prep Rally blog.

"In the video. you can see a handful of Lake Stevens defenders make diving runs at Ditzenberger, only to come up agonizingly short. Or perhaps gleefully short, in this case," he writes. 

Ditzenberger's team may have lost the game 35-6, but it was the game he will always remember -- the game where his dream of scoring a touchdown came true.

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