cheerONEIDA, Tenn. – Cheerleaders at a high school in Tennessee have found a way to put prayer back into the pre-game period of athletic events in the face of a recent decision by school officials to replace the prayers with a moment of silence. According to reports, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association instructed schools two years ago to discontinue offering prayers over the sound system prior to athletic events. But officials at Oneida High School defied the order and kept praying. “We just felt as long as no one here locally complained, we can continue to do it,” announcer Kevin Acres told local television station WBIR. But this year, outside organizations began to pressure Oneida High School to discontinue the practice. Therefore, the school replaced the prayers with a moment of silence. More