Location: Omro, WI
Mascot: Foxes (Fighting Foxes)
Colors: Maroon and Gold
(Home Jerseys - 2009)
Picture Courtesy of Ripon Tiger Football (.com) and taken by Dennis Cotton.
I've been trying to find pictures, information, etc about Lawrence Academy's uniforms for the 2009 season and I can only find an older picture from last season when they were playing Halifax Academy (on the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald site). I do like the green helmets they are wearing now (I remember the days when we wore the lemonhead helmets, ah, those were the days).
So, I decided to design a helmet with a twist: a 300 the movie twist (if my old teacher is correct then we are technically "Athena's Warriors," then this kinda goes in line with the whole "Greek" theme. Yes, 300 is about Spartans - so bear with me!)
Here it is folks!
Location: Chocowinity, NC
Colors: Navy Blue, Teal, Gold
(2009 Season - Away)
Well, after spending a ton of time searching MG Helmets and going through page after page of high school, professional and custom helmets... I decided to create one of my own. I probably could have made the symbol smaller and rotated it up more, but this is my final product.
I took the symbol for Norfolk Southern railroad and turned it into a football helmet. I love the Black and White symbol for NS, especially with the thoroughbred added in. hopefully you all enjoy it!
If you want more custom helmets (not of my design, but of a higher quality), head on over to MG Helmets.
(Update: 4 October 2009)
I've been a little busy (I get distracted easily) making custom helmets. I've done quite a few more train helmets which I've uploaded (can be seen below...), plus a few I created because I could!
I hope you enjoy.
Here are the train companies in order: Union Pacific, the Soo Line (first is a classic logo, the second is one of their more recent ones before the company was bought out by Canadian Pacific), Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Burlington Northern (now part of BNSF).
The one below that is a "Knights" helmet... the logo was something I was doodling today and it evolved into what you see here. I'm finishing up this post with a camouflage helmet of my own. The last one is for a friend who's fantasy football team is called the Chiropractors (Chiros for short). My avatar picture and finally a tinkering with flames.
Two posts in one setting... gotta love it!
I'm going to share with you guys over the time we're here links and images of different school's uniforms from around the country.
First off: the links!
I cannot go any further without sharing an inspiration for this site: MG Helmets.
If he can find the helmet from high school, college, pros (Canada and USA), he'll make it and stick it on his site. The gentleman who runs the site is a nice fellow who has shared with me how to design and create my own football helmets on the computer. When I finally get a picture of Madison HS (ID)'s new football helmet, I'm sending it too him! Check him out regularly!
Someone who prodded me into doing this site: icedawg316 from the uflaccess.com message boards! He also has a website called XFLInsider.com. Some interesting insights to a league I know I wanted to succeed found there.
Finally - UniWatch Blog. FOR ALL of your uniform needs... head over there. I cannot come CLOSE to what they've done! Especially for keeping track of the uniforms from the Oregon Ducks...
If you have any pictures you've taken of your local high school football team in their uniform, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you find them at a newspaper site, blogsite, etc; please let us know so we can shoot them an email just to get permission. We don't want to step on any toes here.
Also, in the email let us know what High School it is, where it is located, home or away (or for a matter of fact - both schools) and the mascot. Plus, what type of football they play (ie - six-man, eight-man, eleven-man, twelve-man). When this keeps growing, we'll keep a ticker for all the states going on the right side.
Tertiary: Special Request!
If you have any pictures of Creswell HS (Creswell, NC), Lawrence Academy (Merry Hill, NC), or for schools in northeastern NC; Hampton Roads, VA; or eastern ID; I'd be overjoyed.
I graduated from Lawrence Academy and went to Creswell from K through eighth grades. The rest of those areas, well, I've done a lot of tromping through the wilds there and it'd be wonderful to see some of those unis! C'mon you Tigers, Warriors, Truckers, Diggers, Patriots, Bookers, etc... you know you want too!!
Let's get this ball rolling right!
Why do a blog about High School Football Uniforms?
One sense of local pride is as close as the books, clothes, and high school memories we either cherish or want to forget (not sure how this is a form of - let's move on, shall we?).
We were/are/will be Diggers, Patriots, Tigers, Papermakers, etc. We traveled to our local stadium to watch our guys take the field, our daughters (and sometimes sons) grab pom poms, signs, or megaphones to get the crowd riled up, and our husbands (and maybe wives) take to the side lines to coach or run the chains.
The warm, late summer evenings lead to brisk and autumnal nights. Coats become commonplace as do yelling, screaming, and sideline game calling.
It's football season.
It's the local grid iron of 80 or 100 yards of bust or glory.
Two teams meet with six, 8, 9, or 11 (12 if you're in Canada) aside on the field at a time. For four quarters, nine plus games a season, and only one team per division a state to be crowned champion, this is the end of the road for most people's grid iron dreams.
But the colors, the atmosphere, the local pride will continue to live on.
This is why I chose to create a blog for High School Football Uniforms - to help people share their memories with everyone around the country.
Welcome, and we hope you enjoy your stay!