Michigan’s St. Ignace High School has a pretty good football team, but due to lack of interest and small school size (215), there is no cheer squad this season. However, that hasn’t stopped the player’s mothers from giving their full-on support.
The St. Ignace Saints are undefeated and on the way to winning the Michigan state championship at Ford Field this weekend. More than a dozen team mothers put on their sons’ football jerseys and actually formed their own cheerleading squad! They even put together a pep rally and pulled off quite a cheer routine.
Here’s what a player and coach had to say:
“Wow, that is my mom, she’s cheerleading, what’s going on?” said senior Nate Monte.
“I haven’t seen a group of moms do what these moms are doing,” said Coach Marty Spencer.
Paula Mayer, one of the participants, said cheerleading “gives me a little bit of my youth back.”
Watching the video below, I’m quite astonished at how supportive and enthusiastic these mothers are. Even my entire school of 3,000 students isn’t as supportive as them!