The Parlier High School Panthers have not won a football game since 2013, but the team is celebrating the accomplishment of one of its members.

For four years, Justo Bustos, a senior at Parlier, has attended every football practice and game.

Busto has cerebral palsy and has spent most of the time on the sideline.

However, this past Friday, Bustos finally got out onto the field for senior night and scored big for the team. During the opening kickoff, a teammate handed Bustos the ball and off he went to score the first touchdown of the game.

“I was getting tired,” Bustos said. “I gotta pursue and I did, and I dove for the touchdown, just like a real professional player.”

The Parlier Panthers celebrated Bustos, whose teammates say has the biggest heart of anyone they have ever met.

Jowelle M. is a college student interested in sociology, political science, and Spanish. Aside from academics, Jowelle enjoys blogging, reading, music, and spending time with family. She is happiest when she is working with others to improve the community.