Grand Champions, First Place in 4A/5A/6A Division
DUBLIN - Franklin County's competiton cheerleading squad proved again they are number one, winning first place their division and achieving the highest overall score at the Cougar Classic in Dublin Saturday, claiming the Grand Champions title.
Franklin County has a long history of placing high in area competitions, but the awards and cheering at Friday night football games that we see are just part of all of the hard work behind the scenes. Cheerleaders are true athletes.
"We literally practice [our routine] six days a week," coach Marsha Lopez said, adding that hours are spent going over videos and perfecting the choreography. "Many of the team members put in extra time going to tumbling, stretching at home, just to advance their skills."
You'll also find Eagle Cheerleaders at working hard at community events throughout the year, including Relay for Life and the Retail Merchant's Christmas Parade in Rocky Mount.
"It's extremely exciting to win awards at competition... the atmosphere there is already so electric," Lopez said. "It just shows that all of our hard work is paying off."
Behind a great team is a great community.
"We'd really like to thank our FCHS Cheerleading Boosters, the school, the student body, and our friends and family for the support," Lopez said. "Everything they do from making cards to providing snacks to paying for our competition entry fees and coming to competition to cheer us on means so much to us."