Football community rallies behind Clinton boy with special needs

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An unforgettable night on the football field for a young boy with special needs in South Clinton. 

Nine-year-old Trevor Davis is certainly a recognizable face in the Clinton football community. Saturday, that community rallied together to help Trevor score his first touchdown.

Gearing up and dressing out was pure excitement for Trevor. He put on his custom jersey – the number 21 is no coincidence. Trevor has Down Syndrome but doesn’t let it hold him back. 

Saturday night, taking on the Clinton Dragons, his first football game on the field. But it certainly was not his first game. You can usually catch this football fan cheering loudly from the sidelines.

“Just his attitude, being around him you can’t find a better kid that loves sports. He’s out here cheering these little guys on no matter what they’re doing, he’s trying to keep their spirits high, cheering them on the whole time,” Justin Collins, South Clinton Director. 

And the community Trevor so passionately supports, Saturday supported him. 

“He brightens up peoples day,” Hannah Collins said. 

“He’s very awesome,” said Lexi Wright.

Trevor was crowned homecoming king. Saturday night though was extra special. Trevor was given the chance to score his first touchdown.

“It’s every kid out here on the field, their dream to score a touch down and for him to score the touch down and to have the fans behind him, I think it will honestly be something in his life that he’ll never forget,” said Assistant Director Todd Wright. 

A moment sure to make a lasting impact on Trevor, made possible by a team and community he’s made a lasting impact on, too.

This marked Trevor’s first and final touch-down with the South Clinton Chargers.

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