Connor Williams has been a special captain with the Valley View High School varsity football team in Germantown since his freshman year. Being confined to a wheelchair has never stopped his love of Spartans football.
Williams has served in several capacities for the football team, from water boy to team manager. Friday night was senior night, and he was given the chance to be a player. After receiving a varsity letter and a football signed by the players and cheerleaders, Williams took a lateral from running back Collin Gensinger, who had caught a short pass from quarterback Collin Wood. Williams then piloted his wheelchair down the right sideline for a special touchdown.
“To be out there and get to do it with the other kids who have always treated him just like anybody else, it’s been great to him,” said Williams’ father, Ty. “I mean it’s just an honor.”
Williams’ mother, Kimberly, said Connor will stay in school until he’s 21 to continue his therapy and his education.
“I’m just beaming with joy,” she said. “I always wanted to see him on the field and luckily, we were able to do it. It was the best thing.”
Valley View improved to 9-1 Friday night, defeating Eaton 41-22 as the Spartans won their fifth straight game.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.