Cheerleaders bring prayers back to the football field
When officials at a Chattanooga, Tenn., public high school issued an edict this football season banning the long-tradition, PA-system led prayer before kickoff, the school's cheerleaders went to work.
Asia Canada is a cheerleader for Oneida. She and her squad felt a moment of silence wasn't enough, so they took action.
"He called for the moment of silence and I started off, 'Our Father who art in heaven' and everyone joined in," said Canada.
Even the visiting team's cheerleaders and fans joined in.
"When they started saying it, the crowd started saying the Lord's prayer. And by the time the prayer was over with, the entire stadium was saying it," said Acres.