Saturday, September 30, 2017 the Worth County Competition Cheerleaders traveled to Lowndes County High School to take on Brantley County in the 2017 Southern Spirit Showdown. Brantley was first to take the mat. Brantley started strong in the tumbling category but came up short in stunting and pyramid categories. They ended strong in their dance.
The ladies of Worth entered the gymnasium to the loud support of parents chanting "Let's go Worth". Worth took the floor and as the music started, in true Ram fashion, the ladies were tight and strong opening with standing back tucks. The stunts moved into one-man groups and hit solid, putting up an almost perfect score in this category. All three stunts went up strong but an off balance flyer came down in group three. The athletes landed impressive jumps and moved into the tumbling, then their pyramid. The Rams had a hit on the pyramid and were smiling proudly as they moved on to the final category of dance.
This week Lowndes County did not offer a jump off contest or lib off contest, so the athletes got a week off in those competitions. The wait for team placement was not long as the announcer started with the JV divisions and worked up to 3A division only calling first places. The ladies bowed their heads in anticipation while waiting on the winner to be called.
Worth County Cheerleaders edged out Brantley County by 15 points and made their highest score of the season, improving their overall raw score by 10 points.
The ladies will have the weekend of the 7th off for Homecoming. They will put on a show at the Homecoming Pep Rally and invite everyone to come and watch them perform.
Way to go, ladies! We are so proud of each of you!
Photo and article courtesy of Kannetha Clem