Fossil Ridge QB Gives Homecoming Crown To Friend With Cerebral Palsy

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KELLER (KRLD) – Max Akin is the quarterback for Fossil Ridge High School. The senior had just helped his team build a 26-6 halftime lead during its homecoming game against Saginaw last Friday night.

During halftime, it was announced that Akin had won the coveted title of homecoming king. You’d have to imagine it would be a thrilling feeling to put on the crown during your final homecoming game. But what he did with that crown during the ceremony was nothing short of extraordinary.

Akin turned to his friend and team manager, K.L. Norwood, and passed him the crown. Norwood, who has cerebral palsy, was also nominated for the award, and Akin could see how much his friend wanted the honor.

Fossil Ridge coach Tony Baccarini says he’s not at all surprised about what his senior quarterback did.

“Max said he deserved it more than anyone in the school,” said Baccarini. “It didn’t surprise me at all. That was all him. That’s what he felt he wanted to do and that’s just who he is.”

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