Scoring a big touchdown is the dream of every football player and his team. But a 65-yard score last week by Maize Middle School against Maize South brought down the house.
"The kids loved it," Coach Shane Harden says. "To see the look on their faces!"
What made the touchdown so memorable was that Brett Loving was carrying the ball. Brett was born with a muscular condition that made a moment like this seem impossible.
"Football was never anything we considered he would try to do because of his lack of size, his speed, his low muscle tone," Brett's father, Dan Loving says.
Brett joined the team this season, understanding he would never actually carry the ball. Although, the Maize coaches had another idea. They got the players together and decided to create a big moment for Brett that would also send a message to everybody at the game.
"Winning is nice," Coach Harden says. "But there are times in sports when you get a chance to do something that's more important than football, and Tuesday was one of those chances."
And Brett says it felt like he won the lottery or the Super Bowl.
"When they hiked the ball I was just running, and I saw myself getting closer and closer to the endzone," Brett says. "I kept on running and I knew I was going to make it, and I just felt like I was on top of the world!"
He also got a new nickname out of it.
"Ever since I scored that touchdown, they call me TD!" Brett says.
That's after a TD the people in Maize will still be talking about long after this season ends.
Brett also scored the two-point conversion after the touchdown. See both on this Youtube video.