What is the OHSAA official start date for cheerleading? Their defined dead period? Their competitive balance formula? When is their state championship? Sport is defined as an activity of competition. They are NOT competing.I don't know about essential, or them being a part of the team, but Cheerleading is a varsity sport and cheering at these contests is a part of their athletic careers.
So yeah, if the boys get to play, why shouldn't the girls get to cheer?