The Potsdam Sandstoners high school football team is undefeated. They're rolling their way through Section X. But Friday night's win against Tupper Lake was unlike any other win this year. That's because there was an extra body on the sideline.
Jeffrey Moody debuted as the team's waterboy. The 34 year old has down syndrome. But tonight, that's not getting in the way of his love for the game.
He's a big Potsdam football fan, in his opinion, their biggest fan. His most prized possesion is a jersey that is signed by the whole team. His love of the team grew from a friendship he developed with lineman Jordan Buffham.
"Kids like that, they don't really have a chance to play football with us," said Buffham. "So it's nice to have someone like that come out here and show support for us."
"It's a good group of kids. I'm not overly surprised they did something like this. It's nice to see kids give back. It's great," said Potsdam head coach Jim Kirka
Down syndrome prevents Jeffry from playing his favorite sport. But for one night at least, acting as his favorite team's waterboy, his dreams are coming true.
Potsdam beat Tupper Lake 56-12. As for Jeffrey, he's now part of the Potsdam football family.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Watertown, NY