McLEAN — Do the Flying Flucos have what it takes to beat the Gabbs Tarantulas, the Diomede Dateliners or the Frankfort Hot Dogs?
It won’t be decided with a ball. The field of competition is an online contest is through the USA Today High School Sports section.
USA Today is allowing the public to decide the best mascot in country. The contest began on Feb. 25 and will conclude on March 25.
The Flucos will need to first beat out the four other Virginia competitors: Fishburne Military Caisson, Hampton Crabbers, Phoebus Phantoms and the Tabernacle of Prayer Christian Revelators.
This Virginia round lasts until March 5. Each state winner moves on to the six regionals starting on March 6. The six finalists will compete from March 15 to March 25 for best mascot in the country.
The ‘best mascot in the country’ will win $2,000 for its athletic department. Second place brings home $1,000. Third place gets $500, fourth brings back $250 and fifth meets a single Benjamin ($100).
To vote, visit contest.usatodayhss.com. There is no limit to voting.