Football team rallies around injured cheerleader

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What do you do when the head coach of the Troup County Comprehensive High School and three football players walk into your classroom to deliver a bouquet of flowers to you?

As the cheer squad was putting the final touches on their routine for an upcoming competition, Isabella Moncus, a freshman at Troup County High School, came down awkwardly from a stunt and rolled her foot over and broke the ankle.  Isabella was days shy of cheering in her first high school football game and cheer competition. The cheerleaders all helped carry Isabella out of practice because she couldn't walk.   “She has been cheering since she was 6-years-old,” said her father, Matt Moncus. “She is very disappointed, but will be supporting the cheer squad from the sidelines.”

Head Coach Glisson found out about Isabella’s injury and wanted to “cheer” her up, so they brought her flowers to her classroom. "This is from the Troup football team and we are so sorry you got hurt, but we really do love you and wanted you to know that we were thinking about you," said Coach Glisson.

Video of Isabella receiving the flowers was posted on the High School's Facebook page.

“Receiving flowers from the football coach and the players was of course an awesome gesture and very positive recognition.  It just shows the level of respect and appreciation that is being shown between students, staff, and athletes,” said Moncus. “We are hoping that she will be able to cheer the last two weeks of the football season. Isabella is sidelined for 6-8 weeks.”

Isabella will be at every practice, bus ride, football game, and dressed in uniform and on the floor sitting with the coaches at every competition. “This is just one illustration of how Troup High School is going above and beyond to support students in any way possible. The actions of the cheerleaders, cheer coaches, football players, head coach and students have really lifted Isabella's morale and we are all so proud that she is a Troup Tiger!”

Troup County High School has been using social media to keep parents informed of good deeds by spotlighting academics and athletes.