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Cheer night to help kick off new season of football

ROSports File Photo: Campers cheer during cheer night during last season's season opener on Aug. 18, 2022. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — Fans at Friday’s season-opening Richmond Raider football game will get an extra dose of entertainment.

The Richmond cheerleading program will be holding its annual “cheer night” as the Raiders begin the new season against Seventy-First High School.

Invited are all of the participants from July’s cheer camp, which had 110 campers attend.

Joining head coach Meredith Hood and the varsity cheer team in front of the crowd on the home sideline, campers will perform cheer on the Raiders against the Falcons.

During the first quarter, the “Raider babies” and elementary age group will perform. That will be followed by the middle school teams in the second quarter and the Richmond junior varsity team and head coach Whitney Shuler in the third quarter.


Kickoff between the Raiders and the Falcons is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at GoFan.co or at the gate ($8). 

The Richmond Observer will publish a preview article of the game soon.

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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.