Cedartown shakes off Cartersville loss, Sports
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs competition cheer team just can’t be stopped.
A trip down to Columbus State University ended up providing the Lady Bulldogs another win as they get close to midseason for competition cheer.
They moved to 3-0 with the victory at the Pam Carter Invitational last weekend on Saturday, Sept. 30, facing teams from the region including Chapel Hill, LaGrange and Troup County along with several others from AAAA competition cheer, according to head coach Brigitte Tillery. They were able to improve on last week’s winning score as well.
“Although their score jumped a few points, and the team earned a first place win, there remains problematic areas in the routine that will see hours dedicated to the improvement of these skills this week,” Tillery said. “The opening inversion up to our stunt has been a problem each week, but we are determined to perfect this skill to earn these points in the routine and on the score sheet.”
She said that even though they need some work on the inversion, one area that was most improved was the team’s pyramid stunt.
“One of the cheerleaders who was recently suffered a knee injury that has prevented her from executing her high level of tumbling is back and tumbling strong to help earn high marks,” Tillery added. “Prevention of injuries is important at this point in the season and we work daily to build stamina and strength to help keep our squad competing at a high level.”
She said that she told the team on Saturday last week that “it’s not the team with the best cheerleaders that wins, it’s the cheerleaders with the best team that wins and our cheerleaders work amazingly well as a team to achieve success.”
“We are super proud of them every day for their commitment to making Cedartown cheerleaders great,” Tillery said.
The Lady Bulldogs — keeping up their winning streak at 10-0 after taking the state championship last year — will pick back up next week at Hillgrove High School as the regular season schedule continues.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs competition cheer squad took first place in Columbus, keeping up their winning streak so far for 2017.