It was a close one, and in the end less than a point stood between varsity cheerleaders and competitor Arlington Heights.
The Bengals capped off an exciting season with a second-place finish in the IHSA state cheerleading finals, after Arlington Heights eked ahead by .76 points, according to IHSA.org.
OFHS was up against 25 other schools Feb. 2–3, in the medium team division of the competition held Bloomington-Normal.
The Bengals season included a national championship at JamFest Jan. 13–15, followed by conference and sectional championships.
Julia Barrera, Maddie Crowl, Kristin Clifford, Abby Besowshek, Angela Freudinger, Ashley Gonsch, Ashly Gulych, Sam Grima, Angelina Lovino, Alexis Kallvretakis, Taylor Sticha, Kayla Killacky, Mary Moore, Alexis Segoviano, Morgan McMurray, Molly Schuman and Brianna Hernandez.
Head Coach Christine Diventi, Assistant Coach Caitlin Diventi.