CINCINNATI -- School spirit was brimming over at two all-boys high schools Friday when Good Morning Tri-State paid them each visits.
Moeller High School hosts crosstown rival and reigning state champion St. Xavier Friday night; It's also WCPO's Game of the Week. St. X is rated No. 1 in this week’s Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I, Region 4 computer points standings. Moeller is rated No. 2. but students didn't wait to start off their tailgates or strike up the marching bands.
First, Jaclyn DeAugustino met St. Xavier's bomb squad, which serves as the school's alternative to a traditional cheerleading squad. They showed DeAugustino (a Bengals cheerleader) their splits and some of their routines.
"Oh, I can't wait to bring the spirit," squad member Andrew Hendy said. "It's always a good game when it's rivals like Moeller and X."
BELOW: Jaclyn meets St. X's bomb squad
The bomb squad is made up of all seniors. But they take it seriously -- there's even a try-out process.
"The student body really comes out to support on big rivalry weekends, so we expect a really intense student section," Jack Langenderfer said. "They'll be excited to make noise. It makes our job easier."