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Vote for best high school mascot in America, Round 1: Corbin Redhounds vs. Carlsbad Cavemen

Corbin (Kentucky) is the 5 seed and Carlsbad (New Mexico) is the 12 seed in the Midwest region

The bracket is set for SBLive Sports' 2024 NCAA Tournament-style contest to determine the best high school mascot in America, and Round 1 is underway.

Vote below for the No. 5-seeded Corbin Redhounds (Kentucky) or the No. 12-seeded Carlsbad Cavemen (New Mexico) to advance to the second round, where the winner will face either the Fordyce Redbugs (Arkansas) or Clinton Dark Horses (North Carolina).

The Redhounds earned a 5 seed by winning last fall's Kentucky contest with 509 votes, while the Cavemen won New Mexico with nine votes to earn a 12 seed.

Follow along: National Mascot Tournament 2024 Bracket

Voting for this matchup will conclude Wednesday, March 20, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

5. Corbin Redhounds (Kentucky)

Any fan of Clifford the Big Red Dog needs to get their hands on some Corbin swag now. The Redhounds' mascot looks like Clifford wearing a white sweater and white hat with a bold red C on each. 

12. Carlsbad Cavemen (New Mexico)

Carlsbad's Cavemen score extra points over the other Cavemen in the country thanks to historical authenticity. Carlsbad Caverns National Park features more than 100 caves. 

-- Mike Swanson | | @sblivesports