The Barnwell High School Competitive Cheer Team arrived at BHS early Saturday morning, Nov. 19, after a very late-night cheering for the Warhorses in Kershaw during the third round of the AA State Football tournament the night before. What could possibly bring the cheerleaders back so early on a Saturday morning, you might ask. The answer would be, for a trip to Columbia to compete in South Carolina High School League’s State Competitive Cheer Competition.

This was Barnwell’s first State Competition of this kind. In the 2018-2019 school year and again in the 2019-2020 school year, the Barnwell Warhorses competed in the State Gameday Cheer Invitational Championships. Barnwell was crowned AA State Champions both years.