Classic rivalries live on forever.

Like, say, cats vs. dogs. Or cats vs. birds.

For these two classic feline rivalries, at least in terms of Wyoming football, the cats are 1-1.

That’s because in games involving cat mascots, the cats lead the series against the dogs but are behind in the series against the birds.

To clarify: 16 Wyoming high schools with football in their history have, or have had, cats as their mascots. This includes Panthers (Arvada-Clearmont, Cokeville, Manville, Powell, Saratoga, Wright); Tigers (Encampment, Lander, Lusk, Rock Springs); Bobcats (Basin, Thermopolis, Upton); Bearcats (Douglas); Cougars (Wind River) and Wildcats (Albin).

When those teams go up against the teams with dog mascots, the cats usually escape with the victory. The dog teams — Wolves (Green River, Moorcroft, NSI), Bulldogs (Lovell, Sundance, Wheatland), Huskies (Burlington) and Coyotes (Carpenter) — trail in their series with the cats 525-369-27.

When the hunted becomes the hunter, though, the cats aren’t quite as fortunate. Against the bird teams — Eagles (Byron, Glendo, Heart Mountain, Lyman, St. Stephens, Tongue River), Thunderbirds (Cheyenne East) and Hawks (Hawk Springs) — the cats trail 172-181-5.

And you have now completed reading what might be the most ridiculous post I’ve ever put on this blog.

–patrick

One Thought on “Cats vs. dogs and birds, in Wyoming football — a breakdown

  1. Haha good to see that my Lyman Eagles are in the winning group.

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