As the GHSA’s competition cheerleading sections get underway later this week, Emanuel County will be well represented. Both squads from the local high schools are set to compete in their respective classifications.
Swainsboro competed in the Vidalia sectionals this past Saturday, November 13, and took fourth, thereby earning themselves a spot at state. (At this same competition, Swainsboro became region runner-up for 2-AA).
SHS will take the mat at state on Friday, November 19, in the second session of the day. They are listed as the 23rd competitor of 32 teams grouped together from Class AA and Class AAAA, 15 of which are from Swainsboro’s competition.
In order to win state, Swainsboro will have to overcome Jefferson County, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Coosa High School, Chattanooga High School, Model High School, Dade County High, Pepperell High, and Bremen, all of which competed in the Putnam County sectionals last weekend, as well as Dodge County, Bleckley County, Vidalia, Bacon County, Toombs County, Fitzgerald, and Jeff Davis.
The cheer team from Emanuel County Institute, in their first year competing in the sport in more than a decade, has earned themselves a spot at state as well. They competed at sectionals last Saturday as well and finished seventh.
Listed as the 30th team to compete in a group of 32 combined between Class A Private/Public and Class AAAAA, ECI will take the mat on Saturday morning in the second session.
Their 15 competitors will be: private schools Calvary Day, Wesleyan, Hebron Christian, Fellowship Christian, Brookstone, George Walton Academy, Savannah Christian, and Mount Paran Christian as well as public schools Gordon Lee, Trion, Commerce, Armuchee, Lake Oconee Academy, Irwin County, and Johnson County.
As always, look for results in a future edition of The Crossroads.