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As declared by Ishpeming Mayor Pat Scanlon, the day honors Eric and his last regular season game on the Ishpeming High School Varsity Football team.
The 19-year-old senior with Down syndrome recently was granted a waiver by the Michigan High School Athletic Association to play high school football and basketball although rules said he was too old.
Following a strongly supported public effort by Eric’s family, the MHSAA voted to approve waivers in certain circumstances.
The game will be played at Gwinn High School at 7:30 p.m.
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