Jamison Hooks Staff Writer
The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Competition Cheerleading squad took first place at last weekends Region Competition at Dawson County High School. This first place win gave MCHS an automatic pass to day two at the State Competition in Columbus on Saturday Nov 15. Last weekends Region Competition was exactly what the squad needed to feel confident in their routine explained Senior Kaylee Breedlove. “We went through our routine and everything hit perfectly. We were crying by the end because we just knew we did it,” said Breedlove. Not only did the MCHS squad take home the first place win, they beat their rival Jefferson County High School by 24 points. Jefferson County High School came in second place, followed by Hart County in third and Oconee County in fourth. Heading into the State Competition, Senior Emily Smith is confident in the challenge that lies ahead. “I’m not nervous for this weekend, I feel really good. We know what we have to do and that is hit everything,” Smith. The squad is making the most of their last few practices by polishing up on their routine. “We won’t be making any changes for this competition, we will just work on execution and showmanship,” said Coach Denise Frost. The squad attributes much of their success this season to the level of respect and admiration each cheerleader has for one another. “This year we are a lot closer than we have ever been,” explained Breedlove. Superintendent Woodard attended the Dawson County Competition and was blown away by the squad and their determination. “I am very proud of our Cheerdawgs. I watched as they performed and was amazed by their commitment to perfection,” stated Woodard. As the squad prepares to take the floor at the State Cheerleading Competition, they have one request from the Morgan County Community. “We would really appreciate the support from our community and the other sports teams at MCHS as we head to state this weekend,” explained Breedlove.