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Video: A great example of coaches using their position to positively impact lives

Jack West will not score a touchdown for San Clemente High School this year. In fact, he won't play a down. But he's already provided the play of the year for the Tritons' 2015 season.

In a scrimmage with El Toro, San Clemente coaches inserted West into the lineup to score a long rushing touchdown. He dodges token tackle efforts from El Toro defenders on his way to pay dirt and then is mobbed by his Triton teammates, a moment that West will undoubtedly remember for the rest of his life.

This is a great gesture by the San Clemente coaches to give West, a guy who spends his entire fall serving the team, a moment to feel appreciated. That one run will give West a sense of pride that will carry him throughout the season, and for a long time thereafter.