Results for Best Mascot 2014

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Total Votes: 7

Blue Wave Fighting Sharks

Port Gibson, MS

For years Port Gibson went by the nickname the Blue Wave, but recently the Fighting Sharks was added to the football team's moniker. And, as longtime Mississippi High School sports reporter Ernest Bowker said, "one or the other by itself is...

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Total Votes: 7

Conquistadors

Olive Branch, MS

When East Side High and Olive Branch merged in 1970, the two schools sought a symbol that would project unity and equality. According to the school's website, "The mascot, Conquistador, was chosen because it was neither black nor white. It ...

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Total Votes: 11

Hilltoppers

Houston, MS

There are a number of different ideas of what a hilltopper is exactly. The Houston Hilltopper is a ram. Houston used to have a real ram that would lead the football team out onto the field - but that was done away with and replaced with som...

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Total Votes: 7

Flashes

Vicksburg, MS

St. Aloysius was founded by the Catholic religious congregation Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Its mascot, The Flashes, get a shout out in the school's fight song, "The Purple Flashes are our heroes; they are the men who never say die. So wh...

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Total Votes: 10

Rock-a-chaws

Bay Saint Louis, MS

Rock-a-chaw comes from an old Choctaw Indian word meaning devil grass and today is also known as sandbur (Cenchrus L.). Several species are common in the area, especially coastal sandbur. "Rock-a-chaw" was the name given to the hard, spiny,...

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Total Votes: 7

Tartars

Taylorsville, MS

In the 13th century, eastern Europe was invaded by an army of Mongolian barbarians, known as the Tartars. The Tartars name was derived from the Latin term for hell, Tartarus, due to the fact that they destroyed armies and burned towns that ...

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Total Votes: 7

Urchins

Blue Springs, MS

East Union was built in 1962. The basketball coach at the time came up with the school colors, and the mascot. The school colors are brown & gold, colors you don't see every day. The mascot is an Urchin, and that's a mascot you certainl...

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Total Votes: 7

Whippets

Kosciusko, MS

An hour northeast of Kosciusko is the Magnolia State's largest college, Mississippi State University, whic has won four of the last five famous Egg Bowls against Ole Miss. In Starkville, sports teams are known as the Bulldogs. Down in Kosci...