Area cheer teams compete at Lake Hamilton

PEARCY - El Dorado cheer placed second in the finals of the 5-6A Senior Game Day division at Southern Spirit Federation Finals on Saturday at Lake Hamilton High School. Smackover won the 3A championship and Parkers Chapel placed third in 1-2A.

The Arkansas High School Coaches Association State Cheerleading Championships will be held Dec. 15-16.

El Dorado scored 95.87 in the finals on Saturday to finish behind Cabot (96.83) and ahead of Vilonia (87.03).

“We still have some work to do but we have two weeks to get it together,” said El Dorado coach Tab Bledsoe. “The things we were focused on improved so we just gotta find time before state.”

Smackover had zero deductions and  won the 3A division with Glen Rose second, Atkins third and Booneville fourth.

“Our goal was to perform a solid routine,” said Coach Jennifer Reed. “They hit zero and I couldn’t be more proud of them for that.”

Parkers Chapel was third in 1-2A Senior Game Day behind Lavaca and Taylor.

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