The Grannies performed a lot of old standards, like Locomotive ("We think we can, we think we can, we think we can...we know we can"), but they were also sufficiently with it to exchange high fives with the players at courtside. The Grannies didn't build pyramids and didn't do tumbles ("At least not deliberately," says Clingman) but they did have some show-stopping routines. For example, when the high school girl who played the school's fox mascot began peeling off her costume as the band played The Stripper, the horrified Grannies rushed to cover her with their pompons.
But now the season is over—Hedrick's boys' and girls' teams were both eliminated in the first round of the Class I-A state tournaments, finishing with 14-7 and 12-8 records, respectively—and the Granny Squad's fate is uncertain. Next season, high school girls will again get first crack at forming a cheerleading squad. But if not enough of them are interested, the Granny Squad has agreed to return, cookies and all. Cookies? Oh yes, the Grannies handed them out at halftime to other teams' cheerleaders.