Beaufort High School Cheerleaders qualify for State 3A Championship

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Beaufort High Varsity Cheer team photo just prior to competing in the S.C. qualifying event Saturday at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC.
Beaufort High Varsity Cheer team photo just prior to competing in the S.C. qualifying event Saturday at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC.

For the second straight year, the Beaufort High Varsity Cheer Team is heading to the South Carolina 3A Cheer Championship following a strong performance at the qualifying event recently held at River Bluff HS in Lexington, SC.

Beaufort is one of 16 3A teams from across the state to qualify for the State Finals. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at Colonial Life Arena at the USC campus in Columbia. “I am incredibly proud of the athleticism and versatility of this year’s team,” BHS Cheer Coach Corrie Zimmerman said. “We had a few injuries, but everyone pulled together to make sure that we earned a second consecutive year at State Competition.

“These athletes balance school, work and cheerleading in a way that continues to inspire me daily,” she said. Last year, the Beaufort High Cheer Team earned the Lower State Championship. This year, the S.C. High School League eliminated the Lower/Upper State categories and went to a statewide qualifying event, which was held Saturday, Nov. 14 at River Bluff High in Lexington, SC. “We saw some pretty strong teams at the (Qualifying) event at River Bluff, but we have a determined team and we are ready to take it to State,” Zimmerman said.