It's homecoming time at Roosevelt High School, and Monday night, a new king and queen will be crowned. And while the front runner for the boy's crown isn't an athlete, he's got a lot of team spirit.
Scotty Briggs has lived his life with Down syndrome and tends to keep quiet in the hallways of Roosevelt High School. But once he hits the football field, he's the team's biggest fan.
"He will come up to the sidelines and tell us to, 'Cheer louder; cheer louder!' And it's just really exciting. He is so excited about everything we do," Senior Homecoming Court member Anna Latza said.
"It's just a good atmosphere to have him around. He's always positive. He's always smiling. He might not know what's going on in the game, but he's always happy," Senior Homecoming Court member Kory Lindquist said.
Lindquist is on the football team for Roosevelt and says Scotty has been a light of inspiration for the team, even after a hard loss.
"Scotty always wants a hug. So we give him hugs before the game. High fives and everything. He keeps the team up. He keeps the team morale up a lot, and it's just good to have him on the sidelines," Lindquist said.
It's not just the football and cheerleaders who have noticed Scotty's optimistic outlook.
This year, Scotty is nominated for homecoming king, something even his competition thinks is well deserved.
"I think that he totally deserves it. He has been super into everything we do at Roosevelt. He is nice to everyone," Latza said.
"I think everyone is supportive. I know I voted for Scotty; I know all the other three guys voted for Scotty. Everyone wants him to win. He deserves to win. So it's a lighthearted competition. Scotty deserves to win, for sure," Lindquist said.
Scotty was named king at coronation Monday night, and Anna Latza was crowned queen.