CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coral Springs High School finished third for the second consecutive year at the Florida High School Athletic Association state cheerleading championships at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Coral Springs was third in the medium non-tumbling division with 75.90 points. George Jenkins won the title with a score of 80.80, while Celebration was second with 76.20 points, just 3/10s of a point ahead of the Colts.
“Our routine is one that requires a lot of energy and performance to it,” said Colts coach Amanda Mortimer. “These girls brought just that and put on a show for anyone that was watching. We have 10 seniors that are leaving us so it was a very emotional last performance at states for us.
“While the outcome was not what we wanted, the girls put on a performance and we as coaches are proud of them for all their hard work,” Mortimer added.
Coral Springs, which won the Class 2A state title in the small non-tumbling division in both 2015 and 2016, finished third in the small non-tumbling division in 2017 and finished fourth in the state semifinals in 2018 and barely missed qualifying for the finals.
They rebounded last year, placing third with 77.90 points in the Class 2A small non-tumbling division and had the highest score of any team in the Region 4 competition with a total of 88.60, to advance directly to the state finals in the small non-tumbling division.
“There are many teams that did not make it to finals,” Mortimer said. “So to be Top 3 in the state for our division and we cannot wait to come back next year to continue the goal of becoming state champions.”