Coach Jeanna Browne has seen the cheer program at Perry High School when the numbers were too small to rate having a team that can compete for state titles against the larger schools in the class. Today the numbers are up, and expectations are on the rise. Coach Browne is excited to see the growing interest in the program and is ready to see what this group can accomplish.
“Our expectations this year are to be able to compete. In the past it has been difficult for Perry to compete in Class 3A because our squad usually consist of ten or less. This year we are young but are going with 16 members, which is still small compared to the other squads in our class but big for us,” said Browne.
One of the standout cheerleaders on the squad is Spylar Webb. Webb is a senior captain and has been on the squad for four years. She brings strong leadership to the team, and she is a 4.0 student in the classroom. “Spylar brings motivation to the squad. She is a great leader and pushes everyone to do their best,” said Browne.
Other captains include Kimber Leach, Lily Greenlee, and Atlanta Ward. The senior leadership on this squad is outstanding and coach Browne believes they can help lead this team to new heights.
“Senior leadership is huge with a young squad. The underclassmen have to feel included and trusted to learn new skills and a whole new work ethic while staying motivated. So, like with any other sport I feel without senior leadership it would be impossible to be successful,” said Browne. “Coaching a young squad can be difficult at times but also very rewarding. The excitement you see when a new skill is learned or even getting them to try something they’ve never done before makes me smile. Patients is key.”
As a Perry cheerleader, there are expectations one must meet. In a sports town like Perry, every cheerleader must remember they are looked up to by others, they are skilled athletes even though they are from a small town, they represent a great tradition of athletics at Perry, and they form great relationships at school and within the community.
Coach Browne said before they compete or take the field on a Friday night, she likes to remind them of a few things.
“We remind ourselves of all the hard work we’ve put in for this one shot and that every moment matters so stay focused until the very end,” said Browne.
The 2021 Perry High School Team.
Spylar Webb – Senior
Kimber Leach – Senior
Lilly Greenlee – Senior
Atlanta Ward – Senior
Kylie Knori – Senior
Hannah Browne – Junior
Emily Frable – Sophomore
Addison Farrar – Sophomore
Aubrey McVicker – Sophomore
Kinsey Proctor – Sophomore
Mackenzie Gilbreath – Sophomore
Meagen Rames – Freshman
Peyton Wines – Freshman
Paisley Wines – Freshman
Krystalin Norton – Freshman
Elli Jones – Freshman