This year we had the joy of watching Savannah cheer at the home JV football games, watch Sean play some awesome defensive line, (and occasional offensive line), and then got to see them both at the play off games. We were thrilled the the coach decided to bring all of the cheerleaders to support the football team for the two play-off games. The Empire Ravens won their first game against Phoenix/Avondale area Estrella Foothills. That was an exciting game of which Mama could only watch about half. We celebrated with burgers and custard at Culvers. The next week we headed back to Phoenix for the second round of playoffs, but the Ravens just couldn’t squeak out a win against Snowflake. We did enjoy seeing Savannah get to cheer for the varsity game and Sean had several powerful sacks despite the loss.
Three weeks later we were headed up to Phoenix for the Fiesta Bowl Cheer Competition. The Empire Ravens did very well, won all their cheer events, won pom, won all the cheer and pom solos, and placed in the Sprit line competitions. They did so well in all the events they entered that they won the overall competition sweepstakes. The “Almost” comes into play in that they qualified to march in the Fiesta Bowl parade.
We celebrated the evening with dinner at Red Lobster and stayed the night in Phoenix so that we could attend the Lions/Cardinals game in Gleendale. We had a great time with a positive attitude even though the Lios lost big time. We still had a nice family time together, with lunch at Margaritaville and dinner at 5 Guys Burgers.
Here’s a look at 2012 Cheer and Football