Results for Best Mascot 2014

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Total Votes: 6

Battling Bishops

Charleston, SC

The Catholic school wanted to toughen up the nice persona associated with bishops, so it threw a pair of boxing gloves on the mascot, letting teams know they were in for a fight.

B
Total Votes: 6

Blue Flame

Pickens, SC

The origin of the Blue Flame nickname goes back to the 1920s. At that time, the sports editor of The Pickens Sentinel wrote that the hometown high school football team -- while playing its rival -- charged through the opposing defense "like...

C
Total Votes: 6

Wild Gators

Lake View, SC

Named in reference to the area's high population of gators in the swamps and marshes. "Wild" was added to signify that Lake View would be hard to contain in competition.

D
Total Votes: 6

Swamp Foxes

Marion, SC

The mascot is named after Francis Marion, an officer in the Continental Army who earned the nickname from the British during the Revolutionary War because he was hard to track.

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Total Votes: 6

Auctioneers

Mullins, SC

The original mascot was the Tornadoes until a local businessman helped the school with funding for equipment through an auction. To honor the gesture Mullins became the Auctioneers.

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Total Votes: 6

Thoroughbreds

Aiken, SC

The Thoroughbred was officially designated as South Aiken's mascot in the fall of 1980. The nickname is mentioned in the school's first annual: "Just as the thoroughbreds thundered from the starting gate, so we began our advance to the wire...

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Total Votes: 6

Devildogs

Travelers Rest, SC

The mascot is in honor of the Marines, whom the Germans referred to as "Teufelshunde," which means devil dogs or dogs from hell. Former football coach Chico Bolin came up with the Devildogs mascot. The stadium is named after Bolin.

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Total Votes: 8

Warhorses

Barnwell, SC

The school's nickname recognizes the region's role in historic battle sites during the Civil War.