The Macon County High School Cheerleaders held their Fourth Annual Steak Dinner on Saturday evening, July 26th.
Bryan Cothron manned the grill. Cheerleading Sponsor and Head Coach Jada Law was master of ceremonies. She introduced the cheerleaders and Assistant Coach Meaghan Gammons and an impressively stocked auction that included Tiger shirts and hats from the Tiger Club; a Vera Bradley bag from Inspirations owner Julie Mix, a 31 Tablet Case from Melissa Shrum, a flag from Senator Mae Beavers, a dehumidifier from DT McCalls, a $47 gift card from Julie Collins photographer, a $20 gift card from the Flower and Gift Shop, a gift basket from NCTC, two XL underarmour t-shirts from the Co-Op, a chainsaw from Macon Small Engine, two Bledsoe Cold Therapy Units from Amy and Donnie Crawford, a Kirkland’s vase from Melissa Shrum, a Comprehensive Rehab 1 year Wellness program, a $300 value, from Comprehensive Rehab, Fried Pies from Tammy Driver, and a custom bench from Kim Wilmore.
The team lost a lot of players to graduation. Head Coach Nathan Wilson said, “We have a much younger team this year. We lost eighteen seniors, but we have a lot of young guys who are ready to go. The good thing about that is we’re going to have these kids playing for us for a few years. The bad thing is they don’t have a lot of experience as far as being under the lights on Friday nights and playing 4A football.” But, he says, “They’re so coachable and so eager to learn. They come to practice every day to get better. It’s something we talk about: come to practice to get better at something every day. You can’t say “I’m going to get better at everything today.” Instead, we encourage the players to pick out something and focus on it. Then, at the end of six weeks of practice or football camp, their body of work has improved.”
After a day of posing for the media, the players were tired but excited and of course, hungry. “We only have one word,” #14 Braxton Crawford said, “and that’s win.”