In between the lines of loud hard-hitting rough-and-tumble Moncton High School football players, the team’s waterboy, 14-year-old Jacob Leblanc, has united and inspired the Purple Knights team like no one else on the roster.
“I think it is more of a quiet tone setter,” said coach John Allanach. “He helps getting the equipment set up and is just kind of a motivational story to have around.”
Leblanc was born with only one leg and hip and relies on crutches to get around. Allanach says the way he effortlessly hikes heavy water bottles across the field is an inspiration that quenches much more than his teammates’ thirst.
“He just sends us a message every day like ‘suck it up buttercup’ by the way he toughs through it,” Allanach said.
Click and watch the video below and be prepare to be inspired! (Deb)