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Male athletes join forces with cheer to perform in March 13 assembly

Cheer coach Lizzy Mejia (right) helps basketball player and male cheerleader sophomore Jacob Dedeaux perform a backflip as male cheerleaders watch in the background on the Sunny Hills blacktop during a Feb. 27 practice. Dedeaux and 18 other male athletes will show off their skills in the March 13 assembly. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Ngo

March 9, 2020

The first time the boys entered the cheer room for practice on Feb. 18, head cheer coach Lizzy Mejia laid out a few rules for them. Rule No. 1: No jewelry.  Rule No. 2 (and the most important): Respect the female cheerleaders and catch the flyers when they’re falling back down after being tossed into...

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