The Winder-Barrow High School competition cheerleading team made its season debut Saturday with a third place showing at Mill Creek.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the varsity Cheer Doggs from WBHS,” coach Jerrie Hulsey said. “We ended up third after a 20-point deduction for a controversial call by the judges. We scored 255 points.”
A WBHS team has never been that clean in its routine at the first competition, the coach said.
“I was super pleased,” Hulsey said. “Our scores were 83, 84, 86, 89, 85. They throw out the high and the low. We maxed out in points in all categories for difficulty. That means we now just clean it up. I also have to work on my music. The crowd was so loud that you couldn’t hear my dance music. We had by far the most difficult elite sequence on Saturday. That was the portion of the routine that I was worried about the most and they hit. Two of the four stunt groups moved a little but I was just thankful they hit.”
After deductions Peachtree Ridge was was first followed by Ola and WBHS.
“I am also very pleased with the team tumbling,” Hulsey said. “We have 16 tucks on the floor and throw eight fulls. We also throw four standing fulls. This team has really worked hard in the off season perfecting their skills.
Husley said she has sent the the video to the state cheerleading coordinator for clarification of the deduction.
WBHS will compete at Grayson Saturday.