By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer
Last Saturday, Oct. 19, the Morgan County High School (MCHS) competition cheerleading team competed in a meet at the Loganville High School, where they competed against region opponents, such as Hart County and Oconee County.
MCHS Competition Cheerleading Coach Christen Seabolt said that the team’s score from the meet suffered due to mistakes in the pyramid element of the team’s routine.
In order to receive top marks for a pyramid, the pyramid must include two or more structures with two or more entries into an extended position, as well as multiple transitions, all while maintaining good technique and timing.
Despite the error in the single performance, Coach Seabolt saw improvement in the team’s overall routine.
“We could see that if that would have hit, we were looking at one of our best scores yet,” said Coach Seabolt. “We have really become confident in our routine and increase our stamina from week to week.”
With the region meet only a little more than two weeks away, on November 9, the MCHS competition cheerleading team is focusing on getting ready for that event.
“We will use this weekend to move forward and continue to prepare for region,” said Coach Seabolt. “Cheerleading is a team sport, and I expect the girls to build each other up and move on from the weekend and have a successful practice this week.”
Next Saturday, Oct. 26, the MCHS competition cheerleading team will be traveling to a meet at Winder-Barrow High School.