How many high school football teams are nicknamed Irish, Fightin’ Irish or Fighting Irish?


On this St. Patrick’s Day I was wondering how many high school schools use Irish or a version of it for their nickname.  To figure it out, I went to the website

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According to the website, there are 52 schools that use Irish, Fightin’ Irish or Fighting Irish, including Saint Patrick’s High School in North Platte, Nebraska.  and Shamrock High School in Shamrock, Texas.

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.