(Haynesville, LA) Haynesville head football coach David Franklin's known for his pointed approach. An approach that doesn't take chances with his program.
The Golden Tornadoes are one of Louisiana's most succesfull class one football programs, with multiple state titles and district championships.
"We come out, play hard, and take care of business," Franklin said. "There won't be any trickery. We're just gonna do what we do."
Sean Henderson's a linebacker and kicker for the Golden Tornadoes, born with an impediment that makes communicating a challenge.
"Sean has some delays," Connie Tell, Henderson's Aunt, said. "He's not like other kids."
Despite his shy nature, there's two things that Henderons communicates well: his love for football and his love for his family.
Words are tough for him, but he knows the Saints and he knows Drew Brees.
"He loves football. He eats, breathes, football," Tell said.
During the second game of the 2012 football season, facing North Webster high school, Coach Franklin took a chance and put Sean into the game.
"I was like, that's my brother out there," Tamera Robinson, Sean's sister said. "Are you serious?
His brother Kaxavon Larkins is a freshman on the team, he became teary eyed when talking about his brother.
"His name doesn't get called much on varsity," Larkins, said. "Unless it's a runaway game. But when he gets in there, he laughs and has a good time. Like it's supposed to be played."
With the ball on the tee, his aunt, sister and family in the stands, Sean kicked the ball.
He would kick again and again and again that night, and stay in to play middle linebacker, making tackles and running all over the field.
While coach Franklin wouldn't take credit for it, they say this isn't the first player given a special opportunity in Haynesville.