“What led to this is really kind of two factors,” said Sims. “Early on before we got dry, fertilizer prices were going and are sky high, and so if folks don’t fertilize, we don’t get that much production, and so we were expecting that, and then this recent dry weather set in and if you don’t have rain, it doesn’t matter if fertilizer is affordable or not.”
"I first found out about them from my drill team director. She was a Rangerette. And she showed us the sweethearts of the Gridiron movie. And ever since then I was just really inspired. Because not only are they just like dancers, they’re also athletes,” one young woman said.
“I have always loved music and dancing. That has been my thing ever since I was a little girl, and so, when he came along and started doing all this, it was like ‘Wow, that’s really different and I like it,’” Cook said.