http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/177643/group/homepage/ 1 Oct 2010 <snip> With about a minute remaining in last Fridays game, and the outcome no longer in doubt, Menomonie coach Joe LaBuda called a timeout. LaBuda approached the referees, and then the Superior sideline, with a special request. He asked if it would be OK if one of his players could catch a pass, and if Superiors players would take it easy on him when they were tackling him. The person to catch the ball was senior Sam Kolden, a special-needs player with autism who has been a member of the Menomonie football team for a number of years. Superior coach Bob DeMeyer heard LaBudas request, and did one better. He said letting Kolden get a catch was no problem but why we dont just let him score? LaBuda said that wasnt necessary, but everybody in that huddle knew what was the right thing to do, DeMeyer said later. Thats the kind of kids we have. The Spartans allowed Kolden to catch a screen pass behind the line of scrimmage from quarterback James Nelson and run 66 yards for a touchdown, all while Superior players gave chase, diving at his feet while pretending to tackle him. The Menomonie sidelines went wild. much more at link This story made me cry.