Greater than soccer: Inspiring landing reveals bond between finest pals – Native Information


FULTON, Ind. (WTHR) — Two finest pals together with a group had a second to recollect throughout Friday evening’s soccer sport at Caston Center/Excessive Faculty.

Hunter Schanlaub is the quarterback for the group. His finest pal, Hunter Shaffer, is among the group captains.

Shaffer was born with cerebral palsy and desires a wheelchair for mobility.

The memorable second occurred following a kickoff return.

The return was lateraled to Schanlaub who then handed the ball off to Shaffer. Shaffer traveled 85 yards down the sector to attain a landing, our newsgathering partner Pharos Tribune reported.

Despite the fact that the play was deliberate, Schanlaub stated it did not cease him from getting emotional because the second bought nearer.

“We have been about on the 15 and Mr. [Don] King began commentating ‘the 10, the 5,’ and I used to be like, this actually is one thing totally different,” he told Pharos Tribune.

The group’s Coach Tony Slocum echoed Schanlaub’s feedback.

“It was robust to not tear up. So I’m glad I had my sun shades on,” Slocum stated. “I’m pleased with all of the group and I advised the Culver guys I used to be pleased with them for taking part. They gained the sport however that was a win for Hunter and his household.”

The coach went on to say that Schaffer has performed an integral function within the group and is out in assist of the group rain or shine.

“He’s a part of our soccer household. I’m going to overlook him, he’s been round right here nearly so long as I’ve,” Slocum added.

Shaffer’s large evening did not finish with the landing. He was additionally named homecoming King at halftime.

His future plans embrace following Schanlaub’s faculty soccer profession as Schanlaub majors in electrical engineering. Schaffer additionally hopes to in the future put on No. 90 for the New York Giants.