Eric never let the fact that he was born with Down Syndrome stop him from playing. But now, he may have to cheer on his team from the bleachers.

The association says because he’s 19 years old, he isn’t allowed to play in his senior year of high school.

“I’d be sad if I couldn’t play with them and not have them in my life. They want me to play, and I want to play with them,” said Eric.