Cain’s Family

By: Ashley Wright
 

 

Moore poses with memorabilia given to him while surrounded by the BCHS Football Team.
A young man’s dream comes true when he gets the chance to come face to face with his heroes: The Barren County Trojans.

 

Head coach Jackson Arnett speaks with Moore as the team prepares to take a picture.
The Trojan Family gathers around Moore to unite and declare their “brotherhood.”
Cain Moore of Glasgow High School, who has a serious muscular disorder, has admired the high school football team for just about forever. Now he gets to meet them.

Moore arrived at the BCHS gym late Friday morning, where the entire high school football team had gathered to greet him. First, they presented him with a signed football, a team jersey, and various other assorted Barren County souvenirs and told him how much they appreciated his support of their team. Then they did something that was surely a dream come true for Moore: right there in the gym, the team ran a play with Moore running the ball in for a touchdown. The boys slowly abandoned the play and cheered for their honorary teammate as he accomplished his dream and made his way down the court with his signed ball. After making his touchdown, the boys converged around Moore and shouted their customary chant: “What are we?” “FAMILY!”, truly solidifying Moore’s place in the Trojan family.
Football players meet and talk with Moore.
Moore runs the ball to the “end-zone” while players follow close behind cheering him on.
After this came proper introductions, with each player approaching Moore and stating his name, grade, number and position. They joked around, discussed the upcoming game, and Deveron Chelson (senior, number 57, guard and defensive tackle) even belted a few lines of “Un Aura Amorosa” for Moore. One player, however, didn’t need to introduce himself. Jericho Pope, a junior and left tackle sporting the jersey with the number one, went to Glasgow until this year, and is already well acquainted with Moore. He was quick to mention how intelligent and funny Moore is, and that he’s just like any other kid, a sentiment that held true for his teammates as well.
Players reenact a “play” while Moore runs the ball to make a “touchdown.”

 

They ended their time together with a prayer, thanking God for Moore and for each other.
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