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Farmington, West Hartford Teams Allow Boy To Score Touchdown For Mother

Farmington, West Hartford Teams Allow Boy To Score Touchdown For Mother

Though West Hartford Jets youth football coach Bruce Bourgoin didn't know Farmington's Cole Cormier, he said he still choked up when the boy scored a touchdown Sunday.

Cormier, an 8-year-old lineman on the Farmington Valley Mudhogs youth team, was given a chance to score a touchdown in honor of his mother, Jennifer Cormier, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

"I was having a hard time. I felt very emotional about it," Bourgoin said. "Sometimes we can do something for other people that is above the game of football."

Bourgoin said he was approached by Farmington's coach, Dion Welch, before Sunday's game. Welch told him that the team was...

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