The Red Arrow Tradition
Written by Fred Lenger
Contrary to the belief of many local citizens, the origin of Red Arrows has nothing to do with Native American tradition or folklore.
For many years Lowell High School had no official nickname. The team was generally identified as the Red Devils until the early 1940s. From 1942
through 46 newspaper stories intermittently referred to the athletes as the Maroons, Reds, Big Reds, Redbirds, Redskins, Red Wings, Red Demons and Red Devils.
During the 1946-47 school year, football coach Carrol Burch approached a group of students with the task of adopting an official mascot. There was a desire
to establish permanency and tradition to Lowell's identification. A committee was formed to present its choice to the student body, and the committee
recommended that Red Devils be adopted. The students voted to accept their selection. Some former students recall that only the seniors voted in the election.
T-shirts, uniforms, practice jerseys and stationary displaying the Red Devil logo were quickly ordered.Read Story