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Best high school mascot in Missouri: Top 10 candidates

From Hawklets to Houn' Dawgs to Zizzers, meet the best high school mascots in Missouri

About 300 miles apart from north to south, Missouri offers a unique opportunity to pit Spoofhounds (Maryville) against Houn' Dawgs (Aurora).

A couple hours southeast of Aurora High School you'll find some Zizzers in West Plains, and a road trip north from there can take you to the Kewpies in Columbia. 

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 Missouri poll posted Oct. 31 on www.si.com/high-school and will stay open through Nov. 7:

Here are the top 10 high school mascots in Missouri:

The Rockhurst Hawklet mascot kept fans pumped up during Rockhurst's 21-14 win over Bishop Miege in September.

The Rockhurst Hawklet mascot kept football fans pumped up during Rockhurst's 21-14 win over Bishop Miege in September.

-- Mike Swanson | swanson@scorebooklive.com | @sblivesports