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Best high school mascot in Ohio: Top 10 candidates

From Ceramics to Potters to Tarblooders, meet the best high school mascots in Ohio

Did you know there are two so-called pottery capitals of the world, and that they're both in Ohio? 

And did you know that those two towns' high schools (125 miles apart) both honor that kiln-heavy history with their mascots?

Ohio is loaded with interesting historical tidbits when it comes to high school mascots.

SBLive Sports' love for unique mascots with interesting back stories has been well documented.

We've crowned Hodags and Imps the past couple of years in national high school mascot contests, and now we're taking a spin through every state.

Over the next couple of months we'll go from Alabama through Wyoming featuring each state's best high school mascots, and then give readers a chance to vote for their favorite. Our Ohio poll posted Nov. 14 on and will stay open through Nov. 21:

Here are the top 10 high school mascots in Ohio:

(Unioto baseball photo by Robert McGraw/Gazette / USA Today Network)

-- Mike Swanson | | @sblivesports