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Best Mascot 2014

Where else can you watch Donkeys, Kangaroos and Turkeys fight until the finish, along with a bunch of Criminals?
 
Right here.
 
USA TODAY High School Sports' Best Mascot contest has moved into the final round. Ten of the wackiest high school nicknames advanced out of a regional round of 56. The contest began at the state level with 408 mascots.
 
The final round will end at 2 p.m. ET April 25, and the mascot with the most votes in that round will be crowned the 2014 national champion.
 
Last year, the Centralia (Ill.) Orphans won the first best mascots contest with more than 25 million votes in the final round. Centralia has reached the final round again after receiving the most votes nationally in the regional round, but will have plenty of tough competition to successful defend its national title.
 
The other regional winners were the Terryville (Conn.) Kangaroos, St. Marys (Pa.) Area Flying Dutch, St. Mary's Episcopal School (Memphis, Tenn.) Turkeys, Bray-Doyle (Bray, Okla.) Donkeys, Chinook (Mont.) Sugarbeeters, Yuma (Ariz.) Criminals and Deering (Alaska) Northern Lights. The two wildcards advancing to the final round were the Morse (Bath, Maine) Shipbuilders and the Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills, Ohio) Lancers.

This year's best mascots contest is the eighth installment in the America's Best series, which has drawn more than 100 million votes and attracted fans from all sections of the country. More than 1,800 different schools have been involved in at least one of the contests, and no state has produced multiple winners with past champions hailing from Missouri, Vermont, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas.

The America's Best contest series launched in November 2012 with the first best high school football rivalry competition, won by Brookfield vs. Marceline in Missouri. Other champions in the America's Best series have been Hartford (Vt.) was crowned as the People's Champion high school football team for the 2012 season followed by the Centralia (Ill.) Orphans taking the first best mascots contest. The best high school football coach competition crowned Philip Haywood of Belfry (Ky.) as its champion, the second annual best high school football rivalry went to the North Carolina small-town matchup of Bunn vs. Louisburg and Shane Cowherd of Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.) took the best boys basketball coach title. Jesse Nelson of Olpe (Kan.) won the last competition, being voted as America's best girls basketball coach.