Football fun over helmets

On Twitter, Humboldt High is gaining recognition for its paw-print style helmet. Helmets in football are unique, so here are a few of the best.

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April 21, 2020 - 10:09 AM

Notre Dame wide receiver William Fuller (7), makes a catch in front of Michigan defensive back Blake Countess in 2014. Here you can see the wing-styled helmet of Michigan and Notre Dame’s golden helmet. Photo by NuccioDiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/MCT

If you are a local high school sports fan (like me) and take a scroll through Twitter, more than likely you’ll stumble upon the ongoing football helmet frenzy. Currently, the Kansas Helmet Project page (@kshelmetproject) is holding a 64-team tournament to find the top high school helmet in the state. 

Humboldt is the only helmet with local ties, and has received quite a bit of love so far. The black base with the orange paw print advanced through the first round over Maize South, garnering 58% of the vote. 

After the first round of votes, Humboldt sat ninth overall with 3,764 votes behind Pratt, Hartford, Hesston, Valley Heights, Colgan, Atchison County, Hays and Wellsville. Round 2 saw Humboldt cruise past Topeka High, placing them against Hutchison in the Region IV semifinals. 

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