Point Pleasant Big Blacks
Picking a decent high school mascot is difficult, especially when the classic school name + racial epithet formula faces increasing hostility. Some teams overcome the challenge of picking a likable symbol behind which to rally and some do not. Here's our list of schools which sadly do not.
Nathan Bedford Forrest High School Rebels
If your school is named after the founder of the Ku Klux Klan the only mascot you should be allowed to get away with is "Civvy the 1964 Civil Rights Act."
Hooker Horny Toads
When you live in a town named Hooker, pretty much every other mascot name would have been a better pick.
Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts
Why stop at just the one "K" when your mascot looks like he demands 2 more?
Yuma High School Criminals
Not exactly the up-and-up kind of mascot you want for your kids. Was "Yuma Pumas" already taken?
Arkansas School for the Def Leppards. Oops. Sorry. Deaf Leopards.
Laurel Hill Hoboes
""Give me a "C!" Give me an "H!" Give me an "A!" Give me an "N!" Give me a "G!" Give me an "E!" What's that spell? CHANGE! Now seriously, give me some change please!"
Picking a mascot that strikes fear into your opponents is always smart. And what could be scarier than the people who control 99% of the nation's wealth?
Hoopeston High Cornjerkers
With all the sports euphimisms for sex ("second base," "hole in one," "vagina touchdown," etc.) it's a wonder more schools haven't thought to name their team after one.
Teutopolis Wooden Shoes