SOMERVILLE, Ala. (CNN, WHNT) - A soldier came home early from Afghanistan and pulled off not one, but two surprises.
It's Friday, and for the kids at Cotaco Junior High School, it's "pow-wow" time. The Indians open their season early next week and the cheer squad has been practicing hard.
A new captain of the cheerleaders is chosen and the squad chooses Brianna Taylor.
In the midst of events, here's what is happening just around the corner, hidden inside a concession closet.
Sgt. Shannon Taylor has been serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan for the last nine months. Nine long months, away from his kis.
And by now, I think you know where this is going...
Remember that cheerleader who happened to be picked captain this week? That's eighth grader Brianna who gets a big surprise from her dad.
Click the THVideo to see how Sgt. Taylor surprised his son as well.