A trio of Midlands teams earned a place at the SC High School League competitive cheer finals.
AC Flora, Airport and Lugoff-Elgin finished in the Top 12 standings at the Class 4A qualifier held Wednesday at Irmo High School.
AC Flora finished seven points second behind Eastside (274). Catawba Ridge (257) placed third followed by Airport (242) and Travelers Rest (239) to round out the Top Five.
The remaining qualifiers were Lugoff-Elgin (230), Myrtle Beach (222), Hilton Head Island (205), South Pointe (197), Hartsville (195), May River (187) and North Myrtle Beach (182).
The 12 qualifiers will compete at the Class 4A final set for Dec. 19 at the Florence Civic Center. The Class 3A Upper State qualifier is set for Friday, followed the next day by the Class 5A qualifier at Dorman High School.
1. (PHOTO | AC Flora Cheer) The AC Flora competitive cheer team at last year's state qualifier.
2. (PHOTO | THOMAS GRANT JR.)