For the first time, the I-8 Youth Cheer Competition will be held at Herscher High School on Sunday, October 6th beginning at 8:30 am. Admission is free, and there will be food and various vendors.

Herscher teams will compete at 9:10 (Dynomites), 10:12 (Superlights), 11:12 (Lightweights), 1:42 (Junior Varsity), and 2:24 (Varsity). SL and LW awards will take place at 11:50 am and JV and Varsity awards are scheduled for 3:00 pm.

 There are 10 total teams that will be performing: Bradley, Peotone, Bourbonnais, Coal City, Manteno, Plano, Reed-Custer, Wilmington, and Sandwich. Herscher will not host this event again for another 8-9 years.

The concession stand will be open at 7 AM for biscuits and gravy, breakfast pizza, and other breakfast items. It will then switch to lunch with BBQ, pizza, hot dogs, and nachos.