A freshman boys basketball player at Jefferson Academy Charter School reminded people why high school sports is an important aspect of being a teenager. Seth Senecaut is a 15-year old student with Klippel-Feil Syndrome, which is a spinal disorder and causes other abnormalities. Seth hadn't been able to play basketball most of the season due to illness. In his short lifetime, he's experienced 30 surgeries.
In the fourth quarter, Jefferson Academy was down by 20 points when Seth was put in. Seth dribbled to the Jefferson Academy goal, but was fouled with just 10 seconds on the clock. Everyone in the stands (fans of both teams) stood for Seth's free throw attempt. Cheers and shouts exploded when Seth hit nothing but net and added a point to the JA score.
JA's third team coach, Ron Naylor said that just getting out of bed and doing daily routines is a challenge for Seth each day. Seth just wanted to be one of the guys. During this basketball game, Seth Senecaut was "one of the guys" as he added another point to the books and taught many people the real value of the game.