GLASGOW — The Barren County High School coed cheerleading team has 27 girls and five boys this season.
“We’ve got a really good group of kids this year — as we always have,” BCHS cheer coach Teresa Bewley said. “They’ve done really well so far.”
Last June, the team traveled to Florida for the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp.
“They won the camp championship,” Bewley said. “They did really well at camp and I know they’re looking forward to this year.”
During the summer camp, three of their eight seniors were chosen as UCA All-Americans — Mckenna Birrell, Emily Cline and Maks Hutten.
“It was really cool. I didn’t think I was going to get it, but it was awesome,” Cline said, adding that the cheer camp was fun, exciting and she really enjoyed meeting new people.
Birrell said this honor was “really cool because they don’t just choose everybody who goes there.”
“So it was special,” she said.
Since there were no home football games last year, Bewley said they only cheered at two of them.
“It’s great to be playing at home,” she said. “We want to get everybody really hyped up for this new stadium, and I think they will be once the season starts.
“They’ll love it.”
“It’s an awesome stadium,” she said. “So I’m very excited.”
Bewley said their competition season starts toward the end of October, when they will be competing almost every weekend. She said cheering at football games is a great venue for practicing their routines.
“We do a competitive routine and then there’s a game-day routine,” Bewley said.
Cline said she’s very excited about the amount of talent they have on the team this year.
Birrell added that the team has built a lot of camaraderie.
“I’m excited because our team is so close this year,” she said. “We’re all friends.”