Where do some of these communities come up with these mascots? If you thought Pretzels and SoBo's were a bit odd, wait until you see these.

Watching high school sports is exciting, the students, the parents, the band and athletes giving it their all. Everyone wearing team colors, painting their faces and giggling at these mascots. Yes, they are silly but they also have origins. They may seem random and weird but there's a story behind them. At least that's what the Chicago Tribune tried to find.

These are just the Top 5 most unique, there are many more ridiculous high school mascots throughout the state, and Reboot Illinois has them.