Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fulfilling a vision: Blindness doesn't stop Manual football PA announcer

Midway through the second quarter of the Manual-Pleasure Ridge Park junior-varsity football game, Manual quarterback Mason Motley eased back to pass.

David Holton, the public-address announcer at Manual Stadium, can take it from there: “Motley throws it downfield. Complete. To Number 84, Miles Thompson! Forty Yards! TOUCHDOWN, DuPont Manual!”

Before you wonder what was remarkable about that call, understand that the PA announcer is blind. He is also celebrating his third season calling Manual JV football games, as well as his first announcing the Crimson varsity.

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