By Johnna Reynolds
Spirit, lets hear it! I need to apologize, I didn’t make it to a ballgame this week. Eight weeks ago, I made an appointment for my daughter and I to get our hair done. You know, you’ve just gotta take care of your hair! I didn’t know I was going to have the privilege of meeting all these fabulous cheerleaders and their sponsors! I’ll try to make it up in the coming weeks.
We did get the opportunity to surprise one of our sweet little friends who plays Jr High football. Let me tell you what I learned just from watching the players, the cheerleaders, and the fans.
First of all, the players. They were so excited to get the chance to play. Each down, both teams gave it their all. However, one team prevailed. Although, the team with fewer points never gave up! That says so much for their character. I was impressed. Even though they have so much more to learn, both teams did so well.
Next, my favorite! The reason for football! The cheerleaders. They were the cutest! Their team may not have racked up the most touchdowns, they didn’t mind! They never stopped cheering and chanting for their team! They kept a smile on their faces. You knew they were there to root for their team. Plus, they were having fun!
Next the fans! The stands were full of proud mom’s, dad’s, grandparents as well as brothers and sisters. They proudly cheered with the cheerleaders and rooted for the football team! They stood and yelled with the cheerleaders and yelled for their team! It was great! I loved the enthusiasm! It didn’t matter to them what the score board said. They were proud of their kids.
This showed me, we should all be proud of our teams and cheerleaders. They have learned so much since the very first time they set foot on that field. Even in Jr High, the kids work hard every day to do the best they can do. Even if the score board doesn’t reflect the score we would like to see, they did their best and had a great time doing it. Fans in the stands, stand up and be proud for your team! They need to hear you. I know the cheerleaders would appreciate you! Be an athletic and cheer supporter!
Friends we are and friends we’ll always be. Together we will cheer so faithfully. Cheerleaders will always be, till we meet again.
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