In the interest of editorial integrity, there are quite a few homers in this news organization, and by homers, we mean San Diego Chargers fans.
That established, it made us all very happy to be able to report on a local woman making the Charger Girls, one of the NFL’s most popular cheerleading squads and the source material for one of the most popular swimsuit calendars in the country.
Arguably, she couldn’t have come in a better time, that is, unless the Chargers were coming off a Super Bowl season. Be that as it may, the small-market Chargers will be on the national radar come opening day because of Te’o, and El Centro’s own Brianna Lizeth will be there to cheer her team on in person, whether on national television or live.
It’s exciting, we believe, for Brianna and for local fans. She’s a talented dancer who has shown interest in being a Chargers cheerleader since meeting them at a Holtville Carrot Festival when she was younger. That’s determination, and it’s something we’re proud to see in our local products.
Brianna is not the first local Charger Girl. That distinction goes to Central grad Lindsay Oswalt, who spent a couple of seasons on the squad some years ago.
Brianna comes to the squad when the team has experienced a renaissance of sorts in popularity. At least local fans can wear their jerseys without fear of embarrassment.
We think it will be a moment of pride for her family, her friends and her community to tune in to that first game of the season, even the preseason games starting in August, to see one of the Valley’s own rustling those pompoms for the blue and gold.
Local girl makes Charger Girls squad
Brianna joins at a time where the Bolts will be high on the national radar.
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