LCS finishes third in 1A state cheerleading
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LAKELAND — Lakeland Christian started strong and finished stronger.
The Vikings’ solid routine in the semifinal round pushed them to the finals, where they finished in third place in the small non-tumbling division on Friday in the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A Competitive Cheerleading State Championships at the RP Funding Center.
The Vikings had advanced to the state semifinals every season since 2013, but couldn’t to advance to the final round until Friday.
It was a new day for LCS. Not only did the Vikings reach the final round, but their final-round score of 79.40 was higher than their semifinal performance.
“Wow, I am speechless,” LCS coach Cheryl Norris said. “I just feel like only God could have prepared us for this moment on the mat today. I am extremely proud for Lakeland Christian, proud for our team, our administration, our school. We have worked and worked, and I could not be more ecstatic for this team.”
Emma Petcoss, the lone senior on the LCS squad expressed a calm, unruffled satisfaction with the third-place state finish.
“I am proud of this team and all that we have accomplished through a tough season,” She said. “Being such a young team, it is really amazing, and I am so proud of all of our team.”
In the semifinals, the Vikings had placed third with a score of 75.40.