Results for Best Mascot 2013

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Total Votes: 679,004

Orphans

Centralia, IL

There are varying accounts of how Centralia High School was given their nickname, the Orphans. Most notably, a Chicago sportswriter said "they looked like a bunch of orphans but they sure could play basketball". During the great depression,...

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Total Votes: 626,836

Appleknockers

Cobden, IL

In 1964 when Cobden made the state basketball playoffs, an opposing fan made the comment, "Whoever heard of a bunch of Appleknockers winning such a thing"? The name stuck and the school has been the Appleknockers ever since. Cobden is locat...

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Total Votes: 22,569

Cornjerkers

Hoopeston, IL

The Cornjerker nickname was given to the Hoopeston High School sports teams around 1920 by Bob Poisall, a local sportswriter. A cornjerker was a laborer that pulled or jerked the ears of corn from the stock before modern machines were built...

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Total Votes: 1,676

Marcos

Polo, IL

Polo High School wasn't always known as the Marcos. At one time they were called the Apostles. No one knows why the school decided to change its nickname, but in 1939 the school held a vote and Marcos won with 163 votes, with the official m...

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Total Votes: 544

Wooden Shoes

Teutopolis, IL

In 1935, local fans and businessmen gave Coach J.H. Griffin a pair of wooden shoes carved by a local shoemaker, George Deymann. Deymann spent the majority of his life making shoes for residents of Teutopolis, which were worn during the wint...

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