This is a very heartwarming sports story. A football hero takes a knee at the 5 yard line rather than run up the score. The story has all the hallmarks of a family movie or at least an after school special. Heroics, action, a fall from grace, mercy, redemption, tragedy, grief, healing, and ultimately, kindness.
I don’t usually go for schmaltzy stories like this one. But I like the lesson. This kid knew to be kind because he was shown kindness when he least deserved it, at a point when others would dismiss him as another wasted youth. I hope this kid gets a football scholarship after all. God is good.