The HS Football Inflatable Vote is back for 2013. Who will reign supreme this season?
Javier Ybarra/ Grapevine’s Tunnel and Horse Gate: One of the more creative uses of a standard archway gives Grapevine one of the stronger displays in the standard tunnel category.
Adamson’s Leopard: Another standard tunnel but the leopard accent adds some character to the run through of for the Dallas ISD team.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor Arlington Bowie: While the standard helmets hold a traditional air about them, the big selling point is its use of "BBAW," a clever abbreviation for Bring Back A Win.
Mark M. Hancock - Special Contributor Flower Mound Marcus: The label on front of the helmet helps distinguish Flower Mound Marcus, but it's lacking a little bit of pizazz.
Southlake Carroll: The blend of Green and White and the intricate dragon emblem on the side lands Southlake Carroll in our Helmet Category.
Kelley Chinn - Special Contributor Flower Mound: The logo and color combinations perfectly match the team's look as they charge onto the field, a nice way to match the players with their structure.
John F. Rhodes - Special Contributor North Garland: While some stress is visible on the helmet from multiple seasons of use, the spirit tunnel helps give the team a threatening run onto the field.
David Just Duncanville & Mesquite Horn: The helmets do an excellent job of promoting symmetry on field with the drill and spirit squads before the teams charge onto the field. The decorative tunnel art adds some extra life to the set-ups.
Courtesy of @SGPNation South Grand Prairie: The Florida State style artwork is intricate and adds a strong look for the South Grand Prairie Warrior helmet inflatable.
Mark M. Hancock - Wylie High: The AHMO eye patch, the players running out with the Jolly Roger flag and detailed artwork make this a perennial inflatable favorite.
Joel Prince Midlothian: The panther has the same cut-out of the McKinney Lion, which may cause it to lose points in the polls this season, but it’s black. Black is intimidating.
Birdville: The mean-looking bird head, giant wings and terrifying, griffin-like talons are cool and add a life-like approach to a pretty common mascot.
Courtesy Denton Guyer: The Wildcat was the fan write-in candidate from the opening round in 2013 and it worked its way several rounds deep in the contest.
John F. Rhodes - Special Contributor Allen: It's an eagle, and there is pageantry as far as the eye can see when the state's top-ranked high school football team busts out onto the field.
Stewart F. House - Special Contributor Prosper: While the eagle mascot may be redundant, this inflatable has character, and is possibly the most intimidating inflatable in the game.
Tom Fox - Staff Photographer Corsicana: This is a college-level inflatable and with the bluish-purple color scheme, I’m pretty sure LSU would take this tomorrow if it could.
Mark M. Hancock - Special Contributor McKinney Boyd: The bronco head adds an impressive element of craftsmanship to the mascot category.
Brandon Wade - Special Contributor Ennis: The 2013 Class 5A state semifinalist bring one of the meanest looking inflatable tunnels to the table with a large lion with yellow eyes (so help me god, Yellow eyes.)
Mark M. Hancock - Special Contributor McKinney: The most compelling factor of the McKinney run-through is the immensity of it. The art on the lion makes it seem even larger.
DMN file photo Garland: The owl, built just in time for last season’s playoff run, is monstrous in size. The mass helps make up for the fact that its face is in 2-D.
Michael Ainsworth Euless Trinity: Trojan Pete's vertical orientation may remind some of the huge inflatable gorillas at car lots, and in person, this set-up is as menacing as it is entertaining.
Kevin Moore Rowlett: The third Garland ISD team in the competition this year, Rowlett's eagle offers some creative looks with the gold talons throwing out some spot color on the maroon palette. Rowlett was a late addition to the competition in 2012's bracket.
DMN file photo Colleyville Heritage: The panther head may look a little cartoonish with the design of the eyes and nose, but the black and red makes for a dynamite color scheme.
Corbett Smith Mesquite: While not actually a run-through, the standalone Mesquite Skeeter, named Stormy for those interested, earned a spot in our Miscellaneous category.
Adi Bryant - Red Oak ISD Red Oak: The hawk tunnel mix stands almost 30 feet tall, making it a clever blend of anywhere set-up tunnel and mascot imagery.
Ben Torres - Special Contributor Arlington Lamar: The viking gear falls into a hybrid category as technically it is a helmet, but also it plays into the mascot. It too will go as uncategorized, but it could be a contender in the fan polls.
David Just Frisco: Hybrid mascot-tunnels are a tough sell in the basic Mascot category, so Frisco's raccoon falls into its own listing.
Corbett Smith Mesquite Poteet: The galleon, while creative might lack some of the punch of the other team run-throughs, so it too ends up in our fourth category.
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