The CHS competitive cheerleading team opens the season on Saturday, Sept. 17 with its first meet at Mill Creek High School in Braselton.
About 56 teams will compete in the large event, which will be split into two sections, coach Dianne Cotrell said.
She expects the competition will serve as a good warm-up for her team, which she said is already eager for its first-ever home meet planned at Commerce High School on Sept. 24.
“They’re nervous and excited, too,” Cotrell said. “It’s different when you’re standing in front of your people at your school.”