Fortune favors the bold, as well as those aiming to make history.

Fortune favors the bold, as well as those aiming to make history.

Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, the Plainview Lady Indians varsity cheer squad not only got some good fortune, but made history at the same time.

Plainview earned its first ever top-five finish at the Class 4A state cheer competition, finishing in a tie for fourth at the Mabee Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University.

The Lady Indians finished tied with Bethany at 214 points, with Stigler in third, Crossings Christian in second, and Tuttle winning the Class 4A state title with a total of 251 points.

“I knew these girls had this in them from the very first day,” Plainview coach Tina Pyles said. “When I watched all of them tryout, I knew they all had potential to do something great this season. I’m extremely proud of all of them, and I’m extremely proud we were able to show everyone who we are as a squad and as a program overall.”

Plainview finished 13th in its first year of making the state competition, before improving to 9th overall the following season.

Last year the Lady Indians just missed out on the top-five with a sixth place finish. 

Plainview placed higher than several schools this season which include Sallisaw, Miami, Weatherford, Hilldale, Christian Heritage, Inola, Bristow, Verdigris, and Community Christian.