UPDATE: Worth Co. High band, cheerleaders grab the gold

Updated: Oct. 29, 2019 at 11:16 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Worth County High School’s (WCHS) Ram Band won big in the 2019 ‘Sound of Gold Division Championship’ Saturday in Waycross.

“I was like 'oh my gosh we really actually did this and just seeing all of the hard work pay off and that’s what was going through my mind. I was like we’re actually doing really good," said 11th grader Jaylah Thomas.

Not only were they the overall winners in their division, but they also won first place in color guard, drum major, drumline and band.

“They ended up being first in their class, first in their division and taking first place in every caption in their category,” said Johnny Hallman, the WCHS band director.

They also took home fifth place out of the whole competition.

“We’ve of course won trophies before and awards but this is the biggest we’ve had in a good while,” said Thomas.

This is the biggest accomplishment for Hallman since taking the lead as the new high school band director.

“Change is always hard and change in leadership is gonna be really difficult and the kids have adapted so well,” said Hallman.

"It was very amazing. That’s really the only word I can use to describe it. We’ve never done that before. It was very amazing,” said Talley Powell, another WCHS Ram Band member.

The band's musical theme was fire and ice.

Many tunes such as “When a Man Loves a Woman” helped them accomplish their dreams.

The school posted this photo online with the caption, “Awesome job to all! We are so proud of each of you and your hard work and dedication!”

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The girls beat Crisp County Saturday at the Colquitt County Packer Pride Cheer Classic in Moultrie.

Not only did they take home the first-place trophy but they also increased their scores by almost 30 points from their previous competition and beat their highest score from last season by two points.

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Congratulations to both groups on those accomplishments.

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