SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston High School football coach John Messinger could hear one voice cheering above the rest during last week's victory over Riverside.
"Every time I heard a great, loud cheer, I looked and it was him," Messinger said.
The enthusiastic fan was Noah Workman, an 8-year-old with spina bifida who cheered from his wheelchair on the sidelines.
"They gave me a special sidelines pass. They don't usually give those out," Noah said. "I'm keeping it in my room."
Noah, who is paralyzed from the waist down, cheers at West Virginia University football games, too, and travels to Morgantown frequently for hospital visits.
"I probably won't ever play football, but I can throw one pretty hard -- usually between eight and 20 yards," Noah said. "We were just watching this one, though. We tailgated, too. I had a lot of blue Powerade."
Football games are just one of many things Noah and his school aide, Kent Rymer, do for fun outside the classroom.
Noah is a third-grade honors student at Montrose Elementary School.
"I never, ever, ever forget to do my homework. I'm pretty smart," he said. "I'm not sure what I'm going to be when I grow up, but I want to do something with numbers."
Rymer helps Noah get from class to class and assists him during physical education class and other strenuous activities.