The Coosa cheerleading squad continued what has been a dominant season as the squad won the Region 7-AA championship Saturday in Carrollton, defeating all other competitors by at least 55 points.The win qualifies Coosa immediately for the Class AA state competition next Saturday in Columbus.Gordon Lee, Dade County and Armuchee finished second, third and fourth, respectively, and also qualified for state but will have to compete in the sectionals on Friday to earn a spot in the finals.Saturday’s finish brought Coosa its second consecutive region title and makes the squad six-for-six in competitions this season.Coach Craig Bing said the team’s performance Saturday came with even more passion than usual.“I feel like we executed, but did it with 100 percent heart and emotion this time,” Bing said. “We are always able to execute, but today they put their heart into the performance and also got a boost from a fantastic crowd.”Coosa will be looking to try and avoid a repeat of last year when it took region but came up short at state. Armuchee went on to win the state title.Despite all the success, Bing said their goal each week has not been about winning, but instead simply focusing on doing the best they are capable of. Bing said the team would spend the next week solving any small miscues and slightly improving its routine.
Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2015 1:38 am | Updated: 1:40 am, Sun Nov 8, 2015.