Team mascots have always intrigued me. My high school (George Washington High in Cedar Rapids, IA) was called the Warriors. The logo was, and still is, that of a Roman-type gladiator. I never could figure that out. Maybe that explains my misspent high school days. Some say I could have been an astronaut since all I did in high school was take up space.
Anyway, moving right along. Shortly after moving to Colorado, I thought I heard the sports news incorrectly when they gave a score for a game involving the Wheatridge Farmers. This struck me as odd but now I know that two towns in Utah also have Farmers as mascots, and Louisiana and Texas high schools are known as the Fighting Farmers. (Are there any other kind?)
Also in the field of agriculture, we have the Brush, CO Beetdiggers and the Chinook Sugar Beeters in Montana.
In southern Colorado, Rocky Ford, a haven for watermelons and cantaloupes, uses the name the Meloneers.
North East High in Pennsylvania sports teams are the Grape Pickers. I didn’t check to see if Cesar Chavez is part of this emblem.
To round out this category, look to Hollister High in San Benito, CA. They care the label of Hay Balers. Oh, and to pick up the hay, you might call on the Dearborn, MI Fordson Tractors.
Did your school have a “unique” team name?