TAYLER MADE MOMENT: Mitchell Player Scores Inspirational Touchdown
Boy With Down Syndrome Scores In Playoff Win
It was a memorable finish to a high school quarterfinal football game in Mitchell where the crowd went wild when an inspirational player known as the “T-Man” reached the end zone with help from the opponents.
Mitchell High senior Tayler Reichelt carried the football 58 yards for the touchdown with just seconds left in the Class 11AA game against Sturgis Thursday. His teammates mobbed Reichelt, who has Down syndrome, after he scored.
With a lopsided score and time running out, Sturgis head coach Chris Koletzky huddled his players and asked them what they thought about letting Reichelt score. Koletzky says they were all in.
Reichelt’s touchdown put the icing on the cake with Mitchell advancing to the semifinals with a 79-22 win over Sturgis.