Noble Bears Cheer Spotlight – Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman

By Derrick Smith

Noble cheer head coach, Thomas Hughes, is proud of his cheer team this season. So much so that he says it could be the best team in the school’s history. As an alumni of the school’s cheer team, he says it is okay to say that.

“Our squad’s biggest strength is their passion for the sport of cheerleading,” he said. “This group of kids make up what I believe to be Noble’s strongest, and most talented, cheerleading squad ever, and as an alumni of Noble Cheer, I am allowed to make that statement. They always want to learn new skills and push one another to get better. I feel like every member of our squad is well rounded in all aspects of the sport.”

Senior captain, Macey Crawley, says that she really enjoys getting to show off the school spirit. 

“I love cheering under the Friday night lights,” she stated. “We have so much energy and enthusiasm as a town, and it really shows on Friday. I also love when the crowd and student section chants with us, as we are cheering. Also, I am really excited about this squad. I feel like we are a really talented group this year.”

While Noble may be on the smaller end of their classification, that does not stop them from competing and giving it their all. 

“For the last two yearas, we have competed at the OSSAA Regional and State competition in the Large Coed division, placing in the top ten at State,” Hughes said. “The Large Coed division is made up of 6A and 5A schools. Being that we are one of the smallest 5A schools in Oklahoma, and our competitors are two to three times the student population, this is a huge triumph for our squad.”

The feeling of a family is what senior captain Izzy Meyer says she likes the most. 

“I love the fact that our whole squad comes together and works as one. Without everyone, we wouldn’t be able to perform as well. I’ve been with these girls for years, and I know I’ve found a forever family in them.”