Pennsbury's Superfan an Inspiration

Pennsbury's Superfan an Inspiration

By Rick O’Brien

David Schilling is no bandwagon Pennsbury football fan.

The 16-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair, has been a regular at Falcons games for the last nine years.

“It makes me feel like I’m part of the team,” said Schilling, a junior at Pennsbury. “And people always like to see me at the games.”

Schilling, with a Mohawk haircut that was dyed bright orange in the middle, cheered from the sideline Saturday at Souderton as the Falcons defeated Coatesville, 21-14, for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA championship.

“This team is special,” the Levittown resident said. “It seems like the team has something that no other team has.”
After Saturday’s victory, Pennsbury’s players hammed it up for photographers, and Schilling, clutching the game ball and championship trophy in his right hand and signaling No. 1 with a left-hand finger, was front and center.

“We’re real close to him,” Falcons junior quarterback Mike Alley said. “He comes to every game, home or away, rain or shine.”

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