Fall sports season is underway for Illinois high school students who are wearing their school colors and being cheered on by their schools' mascots. But among the ubiquitous Eagles and Wildcats, some Illinois high schools have some pretty creative mascots.
Check out seven unique Illinois high school mascots:
Cobden High School Appleknockers
Hoopeston Area High School Cornjerkers
Centralia High School Orphans
Zion-Benton High School Zee-Bees
Illinois Valley Central High School Grey Ghosts
Farmington Central High School Farmers
Freeburg Community High School Midgets
According to high school sports website MaxPrep, the most common high school mascot in Illinois is the Eagles, with 33 teams named after the bird. The next most common are the Wildcats, the Panthers and the Warriors. The site also cites the Appleknockers, the Marcos and the Green Giants, among others, as the only mascots with those names in the country.
See 36 other wacky, fun and creative Illinois high school mascots at Reboot Illinois, including teams that have named themselves after statues and criminals.
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