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The O’Fallon varsity cheerleading team captured first place in the Coed Division in the NCA competition in January. Last weekend, the team traveled to Mahomet, Illinois for IHSA Sectionals. The team defeated eight other teams in the Coed Division, earning them a first place finish and a bid to the IHSA state competition on February 3-4.
This is not the first time O’Fallon will compete for a state title. In both ’07 and ’09, O’Fallon cheer took runner up. The team brought home a 4th place trophy in ’08. Veteran Coach Tami Hudson and the team have been preparing all year for the competition and are hoping for the best as they travel to Bloomington this weekend to compete against the best teams in the state.