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I went to 3 high schools in 3 different states, but the first one was the only one I played football at (freshman year). Back then, this was the Great Oak Wolfpack's primary logo:

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After I left, they got contacted by the University of Nevada and asked to change their logo or risk getting sued, presumably because of the similarity to this one:

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Although Nevada's legal team was sure on top of things to catch that potential violation from a high school that hadn't even existed more than half a decade at that point.

The temporary solution was to switch to the initials logo you can see here (same uniforms that used the previous logo, basically):
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And then they switched to in my opinion a very classy looking wordmark logo:

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Lately, though, it seems as if they've had a total redesign, resulting in this helmet logo:

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Out of all those looks I have to say I like the "Pack" one the best. Not so much featured in the current look, though, and what is probably the main point of this admittedly long post, is that their latest redesign seems to have been all-encompassing, and resulted in these monstrosities:

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I realize that you're handicapped to begin with when you're designing logos for a school named Great Oak that doesn't have any sort of tree iconography or colors and is instead some red, white, and blue pack of wolves, but what happened? The cartoon wolves have way too much linework, rendering them hard to distinguish from afar. Maybe one of them would have worked, but definitely not the three of them, and the whole swoosh idea, which conceptually might make sense to suggest action and create a sort of yin-yang balance within the circle badge, just turns out to look bizarre. The new initials logo has one of the weirdest Gs I've seen, much more like a C. And, weirdly, although the primary logo from this set is used on the school's web site, I don't see any connection between it and the current helmet logo. Am I being too harsh, or what do other people think?

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This one from Pekin, IL lasted for far too long. Thankfully no longer used.

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I think Pekin HS kept that nickname and logo until sometime in the 80's. I'm shocked they kept it that long. I don't know for sure, but I'm assuming they adopted the nickname and logo because Pekin and Peking sound similar.
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Sorry, but I could not find the logo by itself, but here is a few pics of my High School logo now...it is roughly based off of the Iowa Hawkeyes logo. The team is the Larue County Hawks, located in Hodgenville, KY

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Is it me, or does that hawk's head look just like my hometown Prairie Hawks logo?

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Here is a collection of logos that I could find from within my high school's league..... unfortunately my school always just used a stock "S" and what I assume was a collection of various "Cougar", "Cat", "Paw" logos that were likely all stolen.

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Isn't this the Reading Royals?

Yes

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This one from Pekin, IL lasted for far too long. Thankfully no longer used.

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I think Pekin HS kept that nickname and logo until sometime in the 80's. I'm shocked they kept it that long. I don't know for sure, but I'm assuming they adopted the nickname and logo because Pekin and Peking sound similar.

*nods*

They eventually changed to "Dragons"

Also, Pekin be racist yo!

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My Alma Mater: Aledo HS in Aledo, Texas.

Began using this logo in the late 90's

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The Helmet...

it was a huge upgrade over their previous logo and look which was a solid black helmet and a pseudo-Bengals uniform rip off which they used up until the early 2000's. if not 2000/2001, which I think was when they finish building the new high school.

I know when we played Aledo in the second round of the football playoffs in the 2000-2001 season (one of the few playoff games that Aledo has lost) they used this logo. I remember seeing it and thinking it was a nice, original logo. Coach Buc is a hell of a coach.

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