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Cheerleaders explain no signs at JV game

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The Kountze High School cheerleaders appeared at their first game since being granted a temporary restraining order. 

The order allows them to have banners and signs with biblical messages at school sporting events after they had been banned by the school district.

But at Thursday's JV football game there were no such signs or banners. 

Their cheers are grabbing attention across the globe.

"I had someone contact me from England and that's not even in the states, it's like across the sea," Kountze Cheerleader Ashton Jennings said with a smile on her face. 

But it's not the cheers on the sidelines grabbing the attention.
 
It was from the cheers painted on paper. 

Ashton Jennings and Morgan Coplan along with football mom Ashley Brown made an appearance on national television defending biblical banners and scriptural signs the squad created. 

"It's been overwhelming, but in a good way," Jennings said.

There were no signs in sight at Thursday's junior varsity football game. 

But Jennings says the religious signs have always been for the varsity team on Friday nights and it will stay that way. 

"It was always for the boys on Fridays nights. We never did it bring attention to us," Jennings said. 

Still, fans and classmates at Thursday's game back the cheerleaders in their campaign.

"They weren't doing it to make the city famous, they weren't doing it to make themselves famous," Kountze Senior Teagan Dilts said. 

12 News HD tried to find people who disagree with the cheerleaders at Thursday's game or at least someone who thinks the girls are legally wrong. 

We found no one who took that stance.  

"I think they are just standing up for what they believe in," Mary Brottem said. 

Since the signs are for the boys who play on Friday nights, the girls say there is only one thing that will stop them from continuing. 

"If the boys are hurt by it then we'll stop. But they like it so where's the harm?" Jennings said. 

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