Despite a 2-7 record this football season, the Oak Lawn Spartans managed to keep their spirits up, and Anthony Golf had a lot to do with that. He’s the team’s honorary captain and has Duchenne [[DO-shin]] Muscular Dystrophy, so he’s in a wheelchair and doesn’t play on the team. But he’s always there smiling and providing positive energy to the players and they wanted to return the favor.
For the last home game of the season, coach Nick Novak and the Spartans came up with the “Anthony Sweep” play. Before the game, they gave Anthony his own personalized jersey, with the number one, and then they called him to the field for the first play. He got out there, held that football tight and zoomed down to the end zone to score his first ever touchdown.
Anthony was also named player of the game and when he left that night, he had a jersey, a signed team football, his first career touchdown under his belt, and an incredible memory. He told his dad it was the “happiest moment” of his life. And the high school junior is already asking the coach about next year.