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Vote now for best high school mascot in America, Sweet 16: Ridgefield Spudders vs. Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts

Ridgefield (Washington) is the 1 seed and Kaukauna (Wisconsin) is the 13 seed in the East region
Spudders vs Galloping Ghosts mascot

We're on to the Sweet 16 in SBLive Sports' NCAA Tournament-style contest to determine the best high school mascot in America.

Vote below for the No. 1-seeded Ridgefield Spudders (Washington) or the No. 13-seeded Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts (Wisconsin) to advance to the Elite Eight. The Spudders beat the Pleasant Hill Billies (Oregon) and the Galloping Ghosts topped the Lejeune Devilpups (North Carolina) in Round 2.

The Spudders earned a 1 seed by amassing 54,136 votes in our fall contests, while the Galloping Ghosts earned a 13 seed with 30 votes.

Follow along: National Mascot Tournament 2023 Bracket

Voting for this matchup will conclude Tuesday, May 23, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Editor's note: In the event of a tie, the team with the better seed will prevail based on the results of our fall mascot contest.

1. Ridgefield Spudders (Washington)

The Spudders’ mascot is a potato, and one of its feeder elementary schools, Union Ridge, is the home of the Tater Tots. Excellent taste and presentation. 

13. Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts (Wisconsin)

In 1924, Kaukauna coach Bill Smith was so impressed with Red Grange, he called his small but quick group of running backs “galloping ghosts,” which stuck as a name for the school’s other teams.