Five Days of List-Mas: Wild card edition!


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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The best mascots in Illinois high school sports.

Any school can be a mascot like the Hawks or the Bulldogs. It takes a creative school to come up with something that is a little more exciting. And some of the Illinois schools have some awfully creative mascots. But which schools made our top five? Read below, and let us know if you think your school should have made the cut.

5. Wethersfield Flying Geese

4. Lincoln Railsplitters

3. Dunbar Mightymen

2. Hoopeston Cornjerkers

1. Freeport Pretzels

Honorable mention: Abingdon Commandos, Arcola Purple Riders, Effingham Flaming Hearts, Elk Grove Grenadiers, Fisher Bunnies, Monticello Sages, Nazareth Academy Roadrunners, Rock Island Rocks, Southwestern Piasa Birds

Think your school belongs on the list? Leave a comment below and let us know about it!

And from all of us here at ESPNHS, Merry List-Mas!