The Independence Tigers won the Class 5 title and the Broad Run Spartans claimed the Class 4 crown at the 2021 Virginia High School League State Competition Cheer Championships on Nov. 6 at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

Independence scored 272.5 points on its final routine to edge runner-up Stafford by five points for the Class 5 state championship. The Tigers earned the highest score among the 20 teams competing in Class 2 through Class 6.

Broad Run scored 253.5 points to finish more than 10 points ahead of runner-up Grafton for the Class 4 state title.

Class 5 scores

1. Independence 272.5

2. Stafford 267.5

3. Deep Run 262.5

4. Hickory 209.5

Class 4 scores

1. Broad Run 253.5

2. Grafton 243

3. Great Bridge 239.5

4. Dinwiddie 200

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