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Pearl River cheer gets more than just ribbons out of UCA camp

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— The Pearl River cheer squad came away smiling after it competed in the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp the past week at the University of Alabama.

PRCC competed in several competitions over the span of four days at the camp that featured squads from all collegiate levels.

"The girls spent four days learning new skills and preparing for nightly evaluations," new PRCC coach Sarah Smith said.

The Wildcats did not go home empty handed earning three blue ribbons for each of their evaluations over the course of the camp in fight song evaluation, sideline evaluation and timeout routine evaluation. The PRCC mascot W.C. Rivers also won a superior trophy for his overall effort and growth throughout the week. But more importantly to Smith, she felt her squad bonded and grew closer as a team.

Front Row L-R: Kayla Jordan - Poplarville, Kalle Deming - Biloxi, Karli Pilkington - Lucedale, Austin Mayfield - Poplarville, Kadin Adcox - Mendenhall, Tatum Davis - Poplarville, Malaysia Thomas - Hattiesburg, Belle Parker - Petal, Madison Robertson - Columbia, Isabella Graham - Stringer

Second Row L to R: Zoe Nastasi - Picayune, Sarah Sumner - Carriere, Autumn Mallette - Lucedale, Kaylee Clavo - Carriere, Arielle Alexander- Vancleave, Kasidy Gray - Lucedale, Gracie Grimes - Vancleave

"Camp is a place where the athletes really get to know one another," Smith said. "Team leaders emerge and a strong team dynamic is built. We can't wait to be in Dobie Holden (Stadium) cheering on our Wildcats in a few weeks."

The PRCC football season kicks off Thursday, Aug. 29 when the Wildcats travel to Fulton to take on Itawamba.

The game will be streamed on and broadcast on WRJW 1320 AM, the WRJW app, and

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