Results for Best Mascot 2013

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Total Votes: 17,557

Bunnies

Omaha, NE

Benson High is more than 150 years old, and in 1926 the school moved to a new site. Principal Mary McNamara took a group of students to the prospective new site, which was just a field at the time. The students began asking about what the m...

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Total Votes: 8,180

Haymakers

Cozad, NE

The nickname dates back to 1926, when Raymond Rowe and Herful Pedersen won a contest to name the area schools. Many people said their submission was actually a joke. But Cozad was once known as the source for alfalfa in the Platte River Val...

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Total Votes: 54,924

Jeffs

Fairbury, NE

The Jeffs came about for two reasons. The first one is simple - Fairbury is located in Jefferson County. The second is more entertaining - when the mascot was named, the comic strip Mutt and Jeff was popular. So the mascot was designed to l...

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Total Votes: 93,323

Dusters

Holdrege, NE

On Nov. 27, 1924, Holdrege's football team played Lexington in a dust storm. The local newspaper at the time reported on the game and stated that the score would have been larger if not for the dust. The 1925 Holdrege High yearbook called t...

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Total Votes: 797

Whippets

Minden, NE

The school's original nickname was the Goats, but mercifully it dumped that bad idea in 1914. Twelve years later, Minden decided it needed another mascot so the school asked for submissions. The Whippet automobile had just been released. Th...

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