Wow what a week for State football as we went on the road and dominated Texas A&M. A win we needed to get to a major bowl game. Now we are back home for 3 of our last four. We need to fill up Davis-Wade each game and show our passion for our team, our coach and our school. Helping to lead us to “Rock the House” will be this week’s member of our All-Girl Cheer Squad, Carsen Whitten.
Carsen is a nineteen year old sophomore from Madison, MS. Madison who graduated from Madison Central High School. She is seeking a degree in Communication with hopes of going into public relations or possibly a career in broadcasting. You would have to say that Carsen should excel in the field because of the magnificent job she does each week in performing in front of thousands as she cheers.
Carsen has been cheering competitively since she was eight years old including cheering for Madison Central through graduation. Carsen explained she has been a DAWG fan since BEFORE she was born (some of us came out clanging!). Between her strong love for State and her passion for cheer it was almost inevitable that Carsen would at least try out for the spirit squad. You have to know Carsen never doubted her abilities in the least and she has realized a dream and fantasy of cheering for State.
“Ever since making the team, I have loved every minute of it. My best memory at state so far would have to be cheering at the Texas A&M game last year. It had sort of been a rough year in football but after that game the team reversed the course and got back on track ending the in going to a bowl. That game was really emotional”.
Carsen says the biggest influences in her life would have to be her siblings.She has an older brother and a younger sister. “They both push me to be the best me I can be but they do so in many different ways. They're my best friends and love me no matter what and I wouldn't have it any other way”.
When Carsen gets time at home in Madsion during the summer she enjoys taking the boat out with her friends and family and perfecting her skills at slalom skiing. “For those of you that don't know what that is, it's skiing with just one ski. I absolutely love doing it and have been doing it for a while. I like to think of it as just something fun to do in my free time”.
I remember doing something similar to skiing like Carsen does but we couldn’t afford the skis, we just used old truck inter-tubes and rode them behind a boat in a variety of styles. We hope that our DAWGS can ski around all the remaining obstacles in the next four games. One thing is for sure though, when we need it the most, Carsen and friends will be there to help us “Get Fired Up”.