Michigan water boy scores touchdown of a lifetime


NOVI, Mich. (WDIV) When you spot Robby Heil on the sidelines of a Novi High School football game, he’s usually helping out with the water bottles, and wearing No. 24.

But not Friday. He and the team surprised Heil’s mother, Debbie Heil, with a particularly memorable play.

The senior, who has special needs, had always dreamed of scoring a touchdown, so that’s exactly what he did, running more than 20 yards into the opponent’s end zone.

Mom Debbie Heil, who’s battling advanced cancer, had no idea it was coming.

“It takes a village to raise my son, and this village has really been outstanding,” she said afterward.

Novi’s opponent, South Lyon, also gave Robby a jersey.

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