Well, this was just tremendous.
No, no, it was waaaaay better than that.
Every season, North Haven’s football team donates the proceeds of its annual ‘Spring Brawl’ game to a charity of the team’s choosing.
This year, it decided to give to the “The Matthew Jacques Mission,” a drive to help an ailing 6-year old boy and his family raise money for a heart transplant.
Jacques was born with a heart defect and has had three open-heart surgeries in an attempt to alleviate the problem and reconnect his heart to his lungs. But he needs a heart transplant. The New Haven Register wrote more about him here.
To honor Jacques, the Indians gave the boy a North Haven uniform and a ball.
Not only did Jacques score a touchdown, but he SPIKED THE DARN BALL.
Cue bedlam at Vanacore Field.
Good God, I love this kid.
Well played, Matthew.
Great job, North Haven.
Hmm. I think I have something in my eyes…