OHS cheer squad wins 3A state championship

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Opp High School cheer squad won the class 3A state championship this past weekend in Hanceville. It’s Opp’s second state title in three years.


Opp knocked off defending state champions Winfield High School to claim the the 2014 title. Opp finished as runner-up last season. Winfield finished as runner-up this season.


This year’s team was led by seniors captian- Alexa Wilson, co-captain Anna Harrelson, Ashley Peacock and Tori Reisnour. Other members of the Opp cheer squad are juniors Dalis Smith, Sara Ballard, Gracyn Blair, Kathlynn Schively, Emily Boothe and Mallory Kelley. Sophomores Treleigh Weeks, Kailey Taylor, Maggie Taylor, Morgan Pierce and Parker Nelson. Freshman Clancy Stanfield, Rebecca Josey and Caroline Breedlove. Opp is coached by Lorrie Harrison.


The cheer squad had a very exciting weekend. Friday night the girls cheered and celebrated Opp’s victory over Slocomb in round two of the AHSAA football playoffs. After the football game they loaded up headed north five hours to Hanceville. The team was able to get a few hours of sleep before having to compete at 10 a.m. Saturday.


“They overcame the lack of sleep to execute a nearly perfect routine,” OHS principal Ron Snell said.