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Initially, the town of Clarkston was called Goatsville. Owning goats was a sign of great wealth in Goatsville, and an angora is a long-haired breed of goat. Clarkston's Angora mascot is a nod at the hisotry of the town.
The word is that the Red Elephants name came from Everett Strupper, a local sports writer, in the mid 1930s. Once after watching Gainesville pull out a hard fought win, he wrote that Gainesville marched "up and down the field like a herd of red elephants." The name stuck, and became the official mascot.
In 1949, a contest was held among the student body to name a new mascot for Jefferson High School. The contest resulted in the Red Dragon becoming the official mascot, with the primary color being red; quite different from the original green and white. During the 1950's the colors evolved to royal blue, red and white and the mascot evolved to Dragons.
According to Johnson's school website, The Atom Smasher has been noted as one of the five most unique mascots in the nation, and was once featured in a question on Jeopardy in 1999. The class of 1962 presented the school with a bronze arm of the Atom Smasher, to improve the school's look.
Warner Robins, GA
The Demons mascot is a reference to the 7th Fighter Squadron at Robins Air Force Base; they were named the Screamin' Demons in World War II.