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Oak Ridge Football History.
The Oak Ridge Football schools’ mascot and colors were selected in 1943 by Ben Martin, who was athletic director (1943-1971) and coached football (1943-1947), basketball (1943-1959), and track (1944-1965). As a graduate and former athlete at the University of Kentucky, Martin adopted Kentucky’s “Wildcats” as the ORHS mascot. He chose cardinal red and gray as the school colors to emulate the successful sports programs at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Information gathered from Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Ridge_High_School_(Oak_Ridge,_Tennessee)