Agates Among Final Four in MSHSL Nickname Challenge

Updated: June 25, 2020 09:53 PM

Across Minnesota and beyond people have been voting on Twitter for their favorite high school nicknames. The Two Harbors Agates have made it to the final four.


An NCAA Tournament type bracket has been organized by John Millea of the MSHSL. The original bracket started with 64 teams. The Agates have made it all the way to the final four of the challenge and were not seeded.

They currently trail the Moorhead Spuds by just 4.6 percent.

"Number one we're the underdog, everybody loves and underdog," said Two Harbors Activities and Athletic Director Scott Ross about being named the Agate. "It's unique. We don't have mascot. Everybody knows what a spud is and everybody knows what some of the other nicknames are, but it's just incredible how many people don't even know how to pronounce it sometimes," he added.

The Spuds-Agates matchup has already set a record for votes cast in the MSHSL Nickname Challenge with more than 3,300 votes. The previous record was 3,179 for Awesome Blossoms-Green Wave in the Pretzel & Cheese Region finals.

Make sure to vote for the Agates on Twitter!

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