Dewey Bulldoggers Cheer Spotlight – Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint

By Derrick Smith

Cheer squads are a big part of high school athletics. Along with their own cheer competitions, they help rally the fans in the stands at football and basketball games, as well as other events. Dewey High School senior cheerleader captain, Lauren Black, says that the support they receive is really great.

“The thing I like most about cheering for Dewey is all the support we get,” she said. “Whether it’s from the school, the fans, or the community as a whole. I think it’s really cool to cheer at a game and then have total strangers tell you the squad is looking really good.”

Dewey cheer coach Brandi Williams knows her team can handle just about anything that is thrown at them. 

“Our biggest strength is our ability to face challenges with optimism. This squad looks at every task as an opportunity to grow and learn. They’ve come so far since tryouts because of this approach.”

The team enjoys spending time together. They have team bonding nights, secret sisters to start our summer as a fun way to get to know one another, help welcome the elementary students on Fridays, and host a youth cheer clinic. 

Senior captain, Taylor Eutsler, enjoys cheer because it allows her to be a role model to younger kids. 

“What I like most about cheering is how the younger students look up to us as role models. It makes me happy when I am able to be a good influence on them.

While the girls have fun in cheer, coach Williams says that they are also being prepared for the future. 

“Some of our alumnae cheerleaders have went to college on cheer scholarships,” she said. “We work to develop the whole athlete and prepare them for future successes. This group of young ladies is so much more than a team. They’re truly a family.”

Showing school and team spirit is what junior captain Ashlee Ford enjoys the most. 

“I love cheering for Dewey because not only do I get to show my school spirit, I get to encourage others to show their spirit as well.”