High School Student With Cerebral Palsy Scores First Touchdown - NBC Bay Area

High School Student With Cerebral Palsy Scores First Touchdown

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    Student With Cerebral Palsy Scores First Touchdown

    RAW: Justo Bustos, a Parlier High School senior who has cerebral palsy, scored his first touchdown on Friday. (Published Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016)

    A touching moment during a Friday high school football game in Central California had both teams cheering.

    Four years ago, Riverdale High School asked the team from Parlier if one of their special needs players could score during a game, NBC affiliate KSEE reported.

    On Friday, the Parlier Panthers asked the Riverdale Raiders to return the favor.

    So the game started out like any others. Until number 12 – Justo Bustos – returned the kickoff for Parlier High School's first touchdown of the night.

    Bustos, now a senior, has cerebral palsy, and running the length of a football field is no easy task.

    “I feel good, I feel happy,” said Bustos, adding that he was “still in shock that I scored a touchdown.”

    Bustos has served as honorary team captain and inspiration speaker for four years, and urged his teammates to “remember this moment because our senior year is never going to happen again.”

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