Color guard finishes an undefeated season

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Color guard finishes an undefeated season

Anyone who goes to football games sees the color guard perform at halftime, but few people know about the indoor guard team.

Anyone who goes to football games sees the color guard perform at halftime, but few people know about the indoor guard team.

Photo via Flickr

Anyone who goes to football games sees the color guard perform at halftime, but few people know about the indoor guard team.

Photo via Flickr

Photo via Flickr

Anyone who goes to football games sees the color guard perform at halftime, but few people know about the indoor guard team.

Anyone who goes to football games sees the color guard perform at halftime, but few people know about the indoor guard team.

“Indoor color guard is different than the color guard that performs with the band,” freshman Sarah Genovesi said. “There is more dancing in indoor guard than in outdoor guard, and indoor is separate from the band.”

This season, the indoor color guard team won five competitions against schools in the region. Then in late April, the team claimed first place at the TIA Championships in the intermediate class A division.

The team remained undefeated throughout the entire season.

“Last year we got second place but years before, we almost always got first,” senior Jessica Abt said. “We never got under second before that.”

Abt said that the season was a little stressful, but the team just continued to work on its technique, which she believes is the reason for the team’s success.

“We wanted to do well for both our coaches and ourselves after last year’s underwhelming performance,” Abt said.

Genovesi agreed.

“Our coaches really care about us as a team and even more as individuals,” Genovesi said. “They push us a lot.”

Abt said she always will remember the team singing the song “YMCA” before competitions.

“Every year there are new memories made, but my favorite memory across the board is when we sing `YMCA’ as we walk into compete,” she said. “Beach balls get tossed around and we all get really hyped. It’s one of the best parts.”