Knights show appreciation to some their most dedicated fans


PRUNTYTOWN— The young men of the Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) basketball team recently came together to show appreciation for a group of their most diehard fans.

The TCMS cheerleading squad provides the ultimate cheering section for the basketball team, more so now than ever, as fan attendance continues to be limited due to COVID-19.

Regardless of how a game is going for the team, the members of the cheerleading squad stand behind the team, uplifting an encouraging them through their hardest of battles.

To show appreciation for the squad’s dedication to their sport and the team, the young men recently presented each cheerleader with a bouquet of flowers.

“These girls are there for us, cheering their hearts out no matter what. Some games they work just as hard as we do. We are grateful to have the squad cheering us on and we wanted to show that,”” said TCMS JV coach Steve Louzy.

The beautiful red and white flower arrangements were created by local florist Jill Sturm at The Flower Market, and Louzy extended his deepest gratitude for the work done on preparing the bouquets.

And while this served as a great way to show their gratitude to the cheerleaders and their coaches, the act also taught a valuable lesson to the members of the basketball team.

We want to thank Steve so much for thinking of our girls. He has taught these basketball players to treat ladies with respect! These girls will never forget the first time they got flowers from a boy,” expressed cheer coach Jenny Lambert.

Lambert added that Louzy, as well as the entire TCMS basketball program has also been very supportive of the squad from having pep talks with the girls at practice to cheering them on when they are tumble and jump during games.

“Steve is a class act. The boys are lucky to have him as a role model. The flowers were beautiful and appreciated so much,” she shared.

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