He Was King For A Day: How An Unlikely Student Received An Honor He Will Always Remember

K.L. Norwood of Fossil Ridge High School was on the sidelines during homecoming, enjoying the game just like everyone else. He couldn’t play football, but his best friend, Max Akin, was the star quarterback.

K.L. guessed that his best friend Max would take home the honors of homecoming king. But when the time came, and they announced the winner, something highly unexpected happened. K.L.’s life would end up forever changing thanks to a generous and thoughtful gesture from his best friend.

Max Akin Was An Unlikely Best Friend For K.L.


It was a typical Friday night in Texas but Fossil Ridge High School quarterback Max Akin was having an incredible night under the bright lights. By halftime, the play-caller had already thrown for 200 yards, run for 60, and given his team four touchdowns.

Those are some pretty impressive stats to rack up and the game wasn’t over. Still, Akin hadn’t made the most significant play of his young life yet. That’s because on the sidelines cheering for Max was the team manager K.L.