Illustration by Marcus Murphree All across Texas, special nicknames set apart teams from the regular mascot moniker. See if you can pair up some of Texas most notable slogans with their teams.
SMILEY N. POOL - 193554 AHMO, is among Texas' most famous high school alternative nicknames. Which school does it belong to?
SMILEY N. POOL - 191982 The slogan "AHMO" appears everywhere around Wylie, in pictures shot on the day Wylie hosted Richardson Pearce in high school football action at Pirate Stadium in Wylie, Friday night, October 17, 2003. It can be found, clockwise from top left, in the school cafeteria, on the volleyball court, on the mascot "Pete" the Pirate's back-side, on the scoreboard after a touchdown, on the backs of t-shirts during a pep rally, on banners as "Rowdy" (the Cowboys mascot) joins the pep rally, on players uniforms, and on t-shirts in the stadium spirit shop. Though "AHMO" is a tradition at the school, few know its origins which date back to a 1970's state football championship run. Today "AHMO" has come to symbolize the spirit of Wylie athletics. 10312003xSportscc 08262004xFOOTBALLPREVIEW
RANDY ELI GROTHE - 65613 From books, to movies to a TV series, these four letters have been ingrained in Texas high school football culture.
BETSY BLANEY - AP This billboard in Odessa, Texas, seen Sept. 6, 2006, details all of Permian High School's football accomplishments. Some say Mojo, now almost a trademark of the school, was born out of defeat when Abilene Cooper shut out Permian 28-0 in 1967. Others believe it originated in the stands during the same game when a few fans, allegedly Permian alums already a little tipsy and short of mix for their alcoholic beverages, slurred their way through a chant of "more juice." (AP Photo/Betsy Blaney) TXBB501
Louis DeLuca - The Dallas Morning News It's not every day a team follows a nickname based on a horror movie, but this Texas program has learned to embrace it.
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer John Tyler's Fred Ross (8) celebrates recovering the second of two Lion onside kicks, fueling the furious comback to take the lead with less than two min utes left during the Class 4A Division I state football semifinal game between Denton Guyer High School and Tyler John Tyler High School on Friday, December 14, 2012. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)
Ben Torres - Special Contributor WEBO became a rallying cry for this state finalist in 2012.
Ben Torres - Special Contributor Lancaster football coach Chris Gilbert, center, with his quarterback DeMarcus Ayers, 18, left, and defensive lineman Daeshon Hall, 17, right, on Oct. 17, 2012 at Lancaster High School in Lancaster. Ben Torres/Special Contributor 10182012xSPORTS
While several descriptors exist for this catch-phrase, BBAW is a rally cry at this DFW school.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor Members of the Arlington Bowie Volunteers enter the field through their team's inflatable helmet just prior to the opening kickoff in their game against Mesquite.
Brad Loper - The Dallas Morning News TTHL doesn't spell a word, but it is the mantra of this area team.
Brad Loper - Staff Photographer Cedar Hill quarterback Damion Hobbs (11) in High School Football action against Allen at Longhorn Stadium in Cedar Hill, Texas Friday, September 7, 2012. (Brad Loper/The Dallas Morning News) 12072012xSPORTS
Al Key ROHO has been a catchphrase around the panhandle for decades.
GARY PAYNE - CHRONICLE Wichita Falls Rider's Paul Mason, with ROHO etched on his helmet (8), has a pass broken up by Guyer's Josh Stewart (3) in the first quarter during a high school football game in Denton, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.
Evans Caglage BTW is used as shorthand on cellphones, but at one area high school it is used as the football team's call to arms. (Evans Caglage/The Dallas Morning News) 01312011xSPORTS
Khampha Bouaphanh - Khampha Bouaphanh Hebron's senior defensive end Deatrich Wise (55) and his teammates prepare to make an entrance for a high school football game against Marcus High School at Marauder Stadium in Flower Mound on November 4, 2011. (Khampha Bouaphanh/Special Contributor/The Dallas Morning News)
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Michael Clements - Chronicle Springtown punter Ricardo Reynoso (7) fakes a punt in the first half of a high school football game at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas on August 30, 2013.
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