VINEMONT, Ala. -- On Thursday night, Vinemont defeated Cold Springs 34 to 0 in their final game of the season. While the score will be forever written in the record books, this specific game will be remembered by many for another reason.
Just before halftime, Chris Myers had the most impressive run of the night. The Cold Springs senior, who has down syndrome, scored on a 50-yard run in a pre-arranged play set up a week before by both teams.
“Coach [Rod Elliot] called me last week and told me the situation. I told him I’d love to be a part of that," Vinemont Head Coach Stephen Robinson told The Cullman Times. "It’s awesome. I thought it showed a lot of class and character. They all encouraged him and ran out on the field with him. I’m honored he would include us in something like that. It was pretty awesome.”
It was an untimed down designed to set Myers up for success. He was met in the end zone with high fives from both teams.
“You can see the spirit of Cold Springs all over Chris,” Cold Springs Coach Rod Elliott said. “Our community has special people, and it’s a special place because of that. He’s going to wake up tomorrow and remember this for ways to come.”