BLANCHARDVILLE (WKOW) -- Last Friday night, the Pecatonica-Argyle football team gave its team manager the opportunity he'd been hoping for all season. Cassidy Hauser, a student of special needs, has served as manager for both the boys basketball and football teams at school. As manager, Cassidy is in charge of keeping the athletes hydrated during practices and games. Though now in his senior year, Cassidy wanted more. He asked the football coaches if he could suit up as the team's kicker for a game. After getting permission from Cassidy's parents, the coaches granted Cassidy's wish for senior night.
On Friday, October 18 during Pecatonica-Argyle's final home game Cassidy served as team captain for the Vikings. After his team scored its first touchdown, Cassidy trotted on the field to kick the extra point. The kick didn't quite reach the uprights, deflecting off the back off a lineman, but that didn't matter as the Vikings ended up winning the game by 30 points. Disabilities at times can hold people back, but Cassidy showed he wouldn't let that happen to him. To see the video version of this story, click on the link.