Two 8 vs 9 matchups today.
8 Whitehall The Norse
There are a couple of other schools that use Viking or Norse imagery, but we had to put Whitehall on here for the use of “The” they are not just any Norse, they are The Norse.
9 Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts
Kaukauna has maybe the most mysterious origin of a mascot, as the mascot is, according to the Kaukauna Public Library, either from a sportswriter or a former coach. Story one comes from an article that referred to how the team were lighter and would trample Appleton. It didn’t help that Kaukauna wore all white for that game, and it was on Halloween. Story two relates to Harold “Red” Grange who was nicknamed the Galloping Ghost, and football coach at the time Bill Smith referred to his lighter and speeder running back with the same name. Since 1940 the school has had an actual horse and rider that deliver the game ball to the referee at home games.
8 Pius XI Catholic Popes
Pius XI Catholic High School was named in honor of the Pope at the time of the schools founding. So it would only make sense to use the mascot of the Popes for your school. The school does not use any papal imagery and has an unofficial mascot the “Sugar Bear” that attends sporting events and has for over 50 years.
9 Lake Geneva Badger Badgers
Well this one makes sense, as the high school in Lake Geneva is Badger High School, in a state where the badger is a mascot for the whole state, why not play up the alliteration. It is a lot of fun to talk about the Badger Badgers.
Voting closes 8/3/19 5:00 PM
As for the results from yesterday:
The Purgolders take down the Alma Rivermen and the Whitewater Whippets take it to the Dodgeville Dodgers