Cheer and Dance Team Ends Its Season on a Good Note


Emma Thomas , Journalist

On Oct. 25 the competitive cheer and dance team traveled to Aberdeen for its state competition. The team competed in the cheer competition, hip-hop, kick, and pom divisions.

Coach Braun said, “What boosted us the most was having young girls who wanted to work hard and do well.”

The dance team placed fourth in kick with the score of 67.3 and sixth in pom with a score of 64.6. Hip-hop placed third with a score of 70.6, and in the overall dance competition, the girls placed fourth with a score of 202.67.

“Our seven veterans really set the bar high from the 2018 season. They showed the young newbies what it is like to work hard,” said Coach Braun.

The cheer team placed sixth in small group with the score of 58.6 and 12th overall with the score of 176.

“I am very proud of us for doing so well and being so young. Everyone on the team wanted the team to do well. At state, we went out there wanting to do the best we have ever done at state and we accomplished that, although our places may not have shown that,” said team captain Keeley Klein.

“The cheerleaders are who keep the Gorilla pride alive. They make the pep rallies exciting, and the games fun,” said a gorilla fan.

The cheer and dance team has completed its 2019 season. The sideline cheer team will keep on cheering until the football team finishes its season.