The Trion Cheerleaders left out on Thursday evening for Columbus to participate in the Class A State Championship this weekend.

The Trion City School bus headed south on Highway 27 around 6 PM and was lead by a police escort with sirens blaring.  The cheerleaders were excited as they left Chattooga County heading for Columbus.

The 2011-2012 GHSA State Cheerleading Championships will be held November 11-12, 2011 at the Columbus Civic Center.The state championship finals at 9:00 am will include the single double and triple A competitors online at slash sports. At 2 p.m. the COED four and 5 A teams will be online. . A "Cheerleading Special" will air on GPB TV on Nov. 18 at 7:00 pm & 10:30 pm and again on Nov. 23 at 7:00 pm.

If Trion wins the State Championship again this year. It will be the second year in a row and their 4th state championship in the past 5 years