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Cayden Hood: The Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week

Senior cheerleader Cayden Hood has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — A friendly and familiar face on the sidelines, senior cheerleader Cayden Hood has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.

Having been a varsity cheerleader the past four years, Hood’s school spirit, cheering and leadership on the sideline on Friday nights have helped her earn her first career recognition..

Athletic Profile

Year: Senior

Fall Sport: Cheerleading

Position: Flyer

Years on Varsity: 4 Years

“CHEERING ON THE RAIDERS” WITH CAYDEN HOOD

The only current member of the Richmond cheerleading team who has been a four-year varsity member, Hood has been an instrumental part in keeping the crowd entertained during football season.

Known for her charisma, Hood brings energy and leadership to the sidelines to both her teammates and those rooting for the Raiders. As a flyer, Hood performs stunts in the air during games, while also leading cheers.

A unique experience for Hood is that she gets to cheer alongside her younger sister Kylie, a sophomore and two-year varsity cheerleader. Both Hood sisters cheer for their mom, head coach Meredith Hood.

Senior cheerleader Cayden Hood (top right) performs a stunt during a game this season. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)

RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH CAYDEN HOOD

Watch a video interview of Hood, who talks about what being a Richmond cheerleader means to her, what she plans to do after high school and what the recent turnaround for the football team has been like from the sidelines.

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The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week soon.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.