Black Tornado Hero

Stephen Eisenhauer has played for North Medford Soccer for all four years of his high school career. He also has Down syndrome.

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 11:44 PM

MEDFORD, Ore--- Stephen Eisenhauer has played for North Medford Soccer for all four years of his high school career. 

What separates him from the rest of the bunch, is that he has Down syndrome. 

Stephen overcoming challenges throughout his life has inspired anyone that comes into contact with him. 

His life goal has been to score a goal in a high school soccer match. He did just that, on Saturday against South Medford.

With four minutes left, and the Black Tornado down by three, Eisenhauer put the ball in the back of the net.

With a roar from the crowd, a smile beamed across Eisenhauer's face. 

Stephen's brother David coaches for North Medford. He was excited that his brother got to accomplish his dream. 

"Every day he inspires me. The fact that he goes out there on the soccer field, and he runs his hardest. You sprint to go get that ball. You are scoring goals. He inspires me to score goals." David said. 

To make it even more special, the score came on Senior Night. It was a beautiful end, to an inspirational career. 

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