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A Missouri high school football coach convinced a rival school to let Matt Ziesel, who has Down syndrome, score a touchdown during a game. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Touchdown by player with down syndrome inspires fans, players

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- His team trailing 46-0, Matt Ziesel scored a touchdown.

A single play, one of thousands across high school fields this fall and meaningless to the final score, brought tears of joy to fans in a Missouri stadium and went viral on the Internet.


No one who entered Maryville's stadium that night expected a moment like this.

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