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A high school cheerleading squad with hopes of placing in a recent statewide competition was disqualified when the contest ended in the lakeside city of Port Huron, Michigan.

The team's lone infraction? One of the team members is a boy. 

As initially reported by ABC affiliate WXYZ, the Lakeview High cheerleaders were formally disqualified only after the competition had concluded. They received no final score—only a "DQ".

Though the disqualification came into play just this past week, Lakeview High's story of a male cheerleader has been brewing for several months. 

Long before the recent Port Huron competition, Lakeview High welcomed 14-year-old Brandon Urbas to its cheerleading team. The squad was looking forward to the upcoming 2011-2012 season's series of meets and tournaments.

Upon becoming the school's only male cheerleader earlier this year, Urbas had received support from the school and his peers since day one.

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