Rockford gets their pep on

The Rockford cheer team kicks off the 2017 Sno Week pep fest with an enthusiastic routine. Pictured (front) Anndarling Ebba and Miranda Spangler; (back) Bella Mintz, Sophia Fultz, Maria Schirado, and Sophie Czech. (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
The Rockford cheer team kicks off the 2017 Sno Week pep fest with an enthusiastic routine. Pictured (front) Anndarling Ebba and Miranda Spangler; (back) Bella Mintz, Sophia Fultz, Maria Schirado, and Sophie Czech. (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
The dance team put on their battle faces for an intense pep fest performance. Pictured here is eighth-grader Torrey Hagen-Johnson. (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
The dance team put on their battle faces for an intense pep fest performance. Pictured here is eighth-grader Torrey Hagen-Johnson. (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
After an arduous game of dodgeball, team “Breakfast Club” is crowned victorious. Pictured: Parker Johnson, Dylan DesLauriers, and Tyler Sterling celebrate their win with the crowd. (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
After an arduous game of dodgeball, team “Breakfast Club” is crowned victorious. Pictured: Parker Johnson, Dylan DesLauriers, and Tyler Sterling celebrate their win with the crowd. (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
The pep fest was merely a warm-up for the Dance team: exactly one week from this performance, they will find themselves under the lights of the Target Center to compete in their fourth state competition. Pictured at the front is ninth-grader Anni McMillen (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)
The pep fest was merely a warm-up for the Dance team: exactly one week from this performance, they will find themselves under the lights of the Target Center to compete in their fourth state competition. Pictured at the front is ninth-grader Anni McMillen (Sun Press photo by Alaina Rooker)