By Sydney Pollmiller
On Monday, February 20th, Davenport North held a sub state game and the North cheerleaders did not show up.
Many of the fans, parents, and players of North were very disappointed about the cheerleaders not showing up. A cheerleader is a member of a team that performs organized cheering, chanting, and a dance in support of a sports team. Without them there, part of the team was missing. Most of the time the crowd loves the support of cheerleaders, fans, and parents.
Janae Caruthers, one of the captains of the cheerleaders mentioned that “Our coach wasn’t aware of the game that night until an hour before the game, and it wasn’t enough time to gather all the cheerleaders.”
This seems strange. Most of the cheerleading team knows that the Wildcat Nation twitter page tweets about every single game and so does the Davenport North HS twitter page; the cheerleaders also follow these pages. Wildcat Nation had tweeted about the game the day before and the day of the game. The game had also been talked about by the staff and students at school.
Nonetheless, the cheerleaders were sad to miss the game. Freshman cheerleader Reagan Guy said, “We were upset about the mix up, and wished we could be there to cheer on our team.”
Sadly, the boys did lose against West, but most of the crowd was focused on the mystery of the missing cheerleaders. Hopefully, they’ll be able to communicate more effectively in the future.