Brothers Pig hog wild for Nevada volleyball

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Ralph Pokorny/Daily Mail-- Nevada High School junior and Brothers Pig student fan club member Jordan Tumm, left, performs a dance routine during a timeout at Nevada's district championship volleyball match last week. Nevada senior Jake Cherry, center, with hands over mouth, revived Brothers Pig for the 2007 volleyball season.

MARSHFIELD -- In case you haven't noticed, the Brothers Pig fan club has returned to Nevada High School.

The group of 15 Nevada students, including several members of the football team, have already made their presence known. They helped to provide an extra boost and some comic relief for the 2007 Lady Tigers volleyball team, which won the district championship for the first time in 10 years.

The Brothers Pig originated in 1979, with David Cherry and his brother Doug helping lead the organization of the group.

"It started back the first game of volleyball this season," said Nevada senior Jake Cherry, the most vocal member of the Brothers Pig. Jake just happens to be David's son.

"We want to be loud and drown out the other teams' crowds. I hope the girls enjoy it. We do it for them," Jake Cherry said.

"We love how those guys supported us," Nevada head volleyball coach Trudy Fleeman said. "I think some of them might not have missed a match. They have been great."

Several Brothers Pig members provided entertainment during breaks in volleyball, including a variety of dance moves in and alongside the stands. However, no one had more memorable moves than Jordan Tumm, who is 6-feet-2 and 246 pounds.

"They thought it would be funnier if a fat guy did it," said Tumm, a junior, and the only non-senior in the group.

Words alone can not effectively describe Tumm's routine to the Brothers Pig chant of "Bump, set, spike it, that's the way we like it."

Tumm not only entertained fellow Brothers Pig members, but Nevada volleyball parents as well. He also had players laughing during a close game in the district championship match with Holden.

Tumm also drew laughs and wide grins from the Logan-Rogersville student section during his routine at the Sectional last Saturday.

Nevada senior David Cavener designed the T-shirts, which feature the letter N and ‘The Cage' on the front and Brothers Pig with a pig face on the back.

The group received a good deal on the shirts from Jody Norcross at Sports Stuff, 200 S. Alma St. in Nevada.

"We're there for the fun of it. We're not trying to cause trouble for the other team," Jake Cherry said.

While some of the Brothers Pig members will be playing basketball the group is expected to expand for the upcoming basketball season.

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