Thanksgiving football games mean just as much to the cheerleaders

The St. Mary’s cheer team practices a routine on Tuesday afternoon at in preparation for the Thanksgiving Eve game. (Olivia Falcigno)
They’re the unsung heroes of the Thanksgiving Day football game. After months of hard work balancing academics, after-school jobs, practices, and countless other responsibilities, the turkey day season finale is just as sentimental for the cheerleaders on the sidelines as it is for the players on the field.  “Thanksgiving is a culmination of the fall…

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