How It's Done: Jesuit Cheerleading

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Posted on September 22, 2013 at 11:23 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands of fans across the city pile into stadiums each Friday night to watch high school football, and it falls onto the cheerleaders to get them pumped up for the game.

That responsibility isn't lost on Brother William Dardis, the moderator of the Jesuit cheerleading squad.

"The adrenaline sort of builds up a little bit when they've got 600 or 700 kids yelling for them," Dardis said. "They just seem to find that extra ounce of strength or that extra determination that helps. And if you can get that, you can win a lot of ball games."

With football season underway, we took a trip to Banks Street to get a look behind the scenes of Jesuit's practice to see what training it takes to get the crowd amped up.

And as you can see in this week's How It's Done, it all boils down to one thing -- lots and lots of enthusiasm.

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