Submitted by Denair Unified School District
The squad has known for about a month of the opportunity, which was arranged by coach Robyn Hilton.
The Coyotes cheerleaders were given a minute-long routine and the accompanying music about two weeks ago so they could begin to practice, said assistant coach Hannah Yanez. The Kings asked them to arrive Sunday by 9 a.m. so they could rehearse the steps.
The team joined five or six other high school cheerleading squads and dance groups for the routine at halftime, which wasn’t until about 7 p.m.
“They really enjoyed it and had a good time,” Yanez said. “It’s exciting for them to perform in such a big arena and with other groups.”
It was the second time in two years that Denair’s cheerleaders have appeared at a professional sporting event. Last fall, they performed in Oakland at a Raiders game.