Middle School Cheerleaders’ Season Comes to a Close

November 3, 2020

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FGMS Cheerleaders performing at the home vs Stockton football game.

The Fair Grove Middle School cheer squad cheers on the middle school football team without stunting for their fall season.

The middle school cheer squad has faced many challenges due to COVID-19 affecting their season. “We are currently not able to do any stunting due to COVID-19,” shared cheer coach Bailey Calloway, “This means that we only do sideline cheering. It is definitely a bummer because the girls love to stunt, but we are still having a blast!” The cheerleaders also must stand six feet apart when they are cheering. 

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of the typical cheer game, but not everything had to be adapted to fit the circumstance. Cheer captain Reese Wells (8) said, “I’m happy to say despite the situation, we are still able to tumble, so me and Nevaeh Lahey, (this year’s football co captain) have been making the best of it.”

Despite the challenges they’ve faced, the cheer squad has been working hard this football season. Coach Calloway said, “Since we are not stunting this year, we have really focused on our jumps, cheers and sideline skills. The girls have really improved with their motions and crowd leading this year.” The team has been practicing once a week and performing at every middle school home football game. The team will also be cheering on the middle school boys basketball team during their home games this winter. 

As the season comes to a close, the coach and captain are confident that the squad has improved. Wells enjoys the improvement in the volume of the squad. “My favorite part about being on the squad is definitely being able to hype up the crowd at a game and support my team!” she says. Wells also mentioned that the team improved with being “more in sync” with one another. Coach Calloway said, “I love coaching MS cheer because I love building relationships with the girls and helping them build foundations for high school cheer.”

For more FGMS Cheerleading photos from this season, click here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tSaQGK9hUpJhqQ9_MNRneRd80XWJ1geo?usp=sharing

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