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Bray-Doyle Donkey mascot named one of nation's best

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BRAY-DOYLE,Okla._The Sooner State has its fair share of unique mascots, among them: the Goldbugs, the Dusters and the Ironheads. But according to the voters of USA Today's Best Mascot Contest one stands out above the rest and it resides right here in southwest Oklahoma.

You've heard of the Highlanders, the Wolverines and the Eagles but the Bray-Doyle Donkeys?

How often do you hear of a donkey mascot? Not so much.

"No one ever hears it. There's the Duncan Demons the Marlow Outlaws but you don't hear of any Bray-Doyle Donkey," said Jacob Noble, junior at Bray-Doyle.

USA Today had the same thought earlier this year when it reached out to the school and hand-picked it as one of the best mascots in Oklahoma. From that pool, the donkey was voted as the best mascot in the state of Oklahoma. One week later he was named one of the top 10 mascots in the country, taking the donkey to a national stage that was worthy of a hee-haw or two.

Now that he's made his way in to the national gaze, the donkey is hard at work and in need of votes. Bray-Doyle fans have been clicking away on USA Today's website voting for their trusty steed and the opportunity for national recognition has rallied the town around the idea of a hard-working mascot.

"For us and what we try to rally behind is the donkey is a stubborn animal. I mean no matter what you do, try to beat it down, whatever, it's still gonna be stubborn, be right there, even hardheaded at times. And non-relenting," said Bray-Doyle Athletic Director, Lee Bluejacket.

Not only would the recognition of being top donkey be nice but the prize money that comes with finishing in the top 4 would help, too.

"It would be so great for this community because not only with the recognition of being the best mascot there's also an award that goes with that that helps out our athletic department which our athletic department desperately needs due to the cuts in the school budgets in Oklahoma," said Bluejacket.

The donkey definitely has the people's vote in Bray-Doyle but what about the all-important equine vote?

To vote for the Bray-Doyle Donkey in USA Today's Mascot of the Year Contest click the link. You can vote for the donkey as many times as you want but do it fast. Voting ends at 1:00 p.m. Friday.

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