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Opp cheer team wins 3rd state title

The Opp High School cheer team won its third consecutive championship in the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Finals on Saturday at Wallace State Community College, and is already preparing for national competition.

“Our cheer team actually scored highest on both traditional and game day routines,” Coach Lorrie Harrison said.

“All the way up to the 7A bracket, they had the highest scores.”

Harrison said that the girls in the team have been practicing in the summer, sometimes from 2:30 to 5 pm.

“These girls are just very hard working,” Harrison said.

Harrison also made sure to mention the girls’ team mentality.

“They just work together well as a group.”

Harrison also said the girls have a real winning mentality and that their hard work has paid off.

The team is now practicing just as hard for nationals as they did the state competition.

“We’re currently preparing for nationals, which are held in Orlando. The competition will be on February 7,” Harrison said.