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Varsity cheerleaders top Bulldog Classic
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The Dawson County competitive cheer team performs a pyramid at the Bulldog Cheer Classic Sept. 15. - photo by For the Dawson County News

After soundly out-performing their competition a week earlier at the Tiger Cheer Classic, the varsity team of the Dawson County competitive cheerleaders put together another elite level performance to capture the first-place finish and their second win of the season on Sept. 15 at the 20th Annual Bulldog Cheer Classic.

Held at North Gwinnett High School, the classic featured teams from 46 schools across Georgia enthusiastically competing to demonstrate the unique combination of spirit, excitement and athleticism that is competitive cheerleading.

“I thought we looked better in most sections of the routine,” said Head Coach Kim Fleming. “We added in more tumbling and cleaned up several sections of the routine. I thought we had a lot of energy on the floor.”

Just as in the Tiger Classic, the team still had difficulty with the pyramid section of the routine, but this time the mistake did not produce the same scary moment of the week prior and the team looked much improved overall.

“Our competition this past weekend was amazing,” said team member Kiki Barber. “The team really pulled together after a rough week of practice and put out a near perfect routine. I’m super excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for us.”

The team will be in action again Sept. 22 at Lambert High School where they will face off with stiff competition in the third event of the season.

“It will be a great opportunity to see how we look compared to past region champion North Hall and top four state finisher Morgan County,” Fleming said.