Cedartown stays perfect with second win of season
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs competition cheer squad are setting their goals on staying perfect, and despite a tough fall for one member of the team, they were able to pickup another win this past weekend.
It didn’t come without a showstopper during the middle of the routine after one member of the team — Shae Smith — was injured during the cheerleading squad’s performance last weekend at Woodland High School, which brought their routine to a complete stop according to head coach Brigitte Tillery.
“She was able to take the mats for a second time to complete the remainder of the routine not judged in the first performance due to the injury,” Tillery said. “When an injury takes place i n competitive cheerleading, the head judge will stop the performance and the music and allow the coach as well as medical staff present to care for the injured cheerleader.”
She explained that the squad is allowed to perform again at the end of the line-up of teams and they ‘mark their routine” up to the point where the injury occurred and then the squad begins to perform the skills at that point forward.
“And my girls did nothing short of a flawless routine from that point forward on Saturday,” she said.
Tillery said Smith was fine following the win Saturday.
Coach Jennifer Ruff added that “the squad was a bit shaken up by the injury and challenge presented to them on Saturday and we had to step aside and regroup while Coach Tillery took care of the injury, and we discussed our plan of action and talked each other up and they were prepared to take the floor the second time and perform better than ever.
Though Tillery said she was happy the team was able to come back from the injury stopping them mid- routine, she said that if her squad hopes to keep their undefeated record going from 2016, they still have work to do in practice before they take the mats again this weekend at Columbus State University on Saturday at 3 p.m.
“Our goal last week was to improve our score from the previous week, but that did not happen,” Tillery said. “We will make that a goal again this week and continue to practice our routine to execute our skills to the place they should be at this point in the season.”
With last Saturday’s win, the Lady Bulldogs competition cheer squad sits at 10-0 following their 2016 undefeated season and state championship win.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs competition cheer squad won again at Woodland High School to go 2-0 for the season.