Carol City (Fla.) High Uniforms: Cutting Edge or Just Plain Ugly?
October 26, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - NATIONAL
By Ryan Metcalf
It’s official. What the University of Oregon started years ago with their crazy alternating uniforms has filtered all the way down into the high school ranks.
Carol City High School in Florida has traditionally fielded one of the better football programs in the state, but now the Chiefs are drawing national attention for the wrong reasons thanks to alumnus and rapper Flo Rida.
As originally reported by the Palm Beach Post, the school has received a big donation in the form of new vibrant jerseys. The only problem is that many fans don’t like them.
The 2013 uniforms feature a neon color scheme of orange, black, and white with a chief’s head graphic strewn across the pants. The helmets feature a full feathered headrest graphic.
Earlier in the year the same design firm, FuturisticWoo, gave Atlantic High School, another school in Florida, some uniforms who many consider to be the worst ever.
Those uniforms feature a two-tone scheme with bright and dark green colors, not unlike one of the Oregon Ducks uniforms.
Locally, most Texas high schools have yet to embrace ultra bright uniforms, but changes are coming. It was only last season when Texas powerhouse Euless Trinity made news of their own with new uniforms designed by Nike. Athletic apparel companies are providing more unique uniform combos for area high schools each season.
Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before some Texas school goes over the top in this uniform craze.