Pat Helbert

Taylor High School Ex-Students Association coordinator Pat Helbert tells the story of the classic Taylor Duck mascot, Drallam, in Quack Facts from the Duck Room.

In the latest episode of “Quack Facts from the Duck Room,” Taylor High School Ex-Students Association coordinator Pat Helbert tells the story of a proud new member of the cheering section that was introduced to fans on Oct. 12, 1962.

The new member of the cheer team was a large wooden cutout of the classic fighting Taylor Duck that resembles the autographed Duck that Walt Disney sent to the Taylor football team in 1941. It was mounted on a wooden base and carried around the track at all the football games.

The cheerleaders held a contest to name the new mascot. B.K. Eppinette came up with the winning name of Drallam, which is “mallard” spelled backwards.

To learn more about Drallam, watch episode No. 3 of “Quack Facts from the Duck Room” on the Taylor ISD YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/332ZRDs.

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