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SCMS cheerleaders place third in Deep South Conference Championship

CORDELE, GA – The Sumter County Middle School competition cheerleading squad traveled to Crisp County Middle School (CCMS) in Cordele on Tuesday, October 29, to compete in the Deep South Conference competition cheerleading championships. They left CCMS with the third-place trophy for their performance in front of a large and excited crowd at the CCMS auditorium.

The Lady Panthers finished ahead of fourth-place finishers Ben Hill County. Worth County Middle School finished as the runner-ups and the host school, Crisp County, won the Deep South Conference championship.

The Sumter County Middle School competition cheerleading team performs a pyramid routine during their competition at the Deep South Conference Championship.
Photo by Ken Gustafson

The Deep South Conference is made up of middle schools from Sumter County, Crisp County, Worth County, Lee County, Ben Hill County and Dougherty County.

“I thought they competed very well. We had a couple of bumps, but I thought they did all right,” SCMS head coach Lashaundra Thomas said.

The Sumter County Middle School competition cheerleading squad performs a routine during the Deep South Conference championship.
Photo by Ken Gustafson

The Americus-Sumter High School competition cheerleading squad will compete in the Last Chance Invitational on Saturday, November 2, at Worth County High School in Sylvester. The time that the competition is to begin is still to be determined.