On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the WCHS Competition Cheerleaders traveled to Waycross Georgia to compete in the Okefenokee Swamp Cheer Classic. The ladies were set to square off against Brantley County for the second time this season. Worth took the mat first with style and elegance as they put on a deduction free routine, the first this season. Brantley would take the mat last as they struggled to overcome previous warm up injuries. Worth held out to take a commanding 75 to 59 win.
Nine athletes from Turner, Camden, and Worth competed in the jump off contest. Senior Jaden Clem and Freshman Ja'Kerria Walker represented Worth. After the first round of jumps which included a specialty jump followed by a double toe touch, both Worth County athletes advanced to round two against a Camden and Turner athlete. Each athlete then competed a second series of jumps. Senior Jaden Clem was announced winner of the jump off contest.
Following the jump off the five strong senior group consisting of flyer Emily Cox, backspot Lena Singletary, front spot Jaiden Thompson, main base Jaden Clem and secondary Madison Burrell took on 4 groups from Camden County. Two of the Camden County groups included strong male athletes. After a brief practice, all flyers were up in the air. The first group to fall was one of Camden Counties group 1 consisting of a male backspot. Camden continued to fall in the first two minutes leaving Worth and the last Camden group involving a male athlete. Worth stood strong as the bases made a quick readjustment on hand position. With close to four minutes on the clock Camdens final group fell to Worth. This makes the Worth seniors 4th win in the lib off as they remain undefeated in team, jumpoff and liboff.
Worth County had the third highest score of all teams from single A to 7A including coed teams. The ladies are coached by Hope Robison Inman and Haley Watson.
Join these ladies next weekend as the host the Last Chance Cheer Classic October 28th at Worth County High School.
Article by Kannetha Clem