High School Team Starts Senior With Down Syndrome

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High School Team Starts Senior With Down Syndrome

High School Team Starts Senior With Down Syndrome

1. Zenas didn’t know he was going to play until his coach handed him a brown paper bag with his cleats and shin guards.

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2. When he was announced over the P.A. system, the crowd went crazy and kept cheering for Zenas, No. 17, throughout the game.

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3. He had several touches, including some near the opposing team’s goal, and played for over half the game.

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4. “He feels like he’s one of them,” said his mom, Julie Zenas. “He has for the last six years, but I think it’s the sense of accomplishment, of being out there.”

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5. “That’s what it’s all about, the memories that these guys carry on,” his coach told AnnArbor.com. “It’s not just what he’s going to get out of it, it’s what his teammates are going to get out of it.”

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6. Oh and, by the way, they won.

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