I remember Hugenot for two things. VCU great Bo Jones and I saw Harlem Globetrotter great Curly Neal! I think I lit them up for 40 while they sat on the pinewood.
Actually JHW existed until 1986. The mascot name was voted in by the students who also voted for the school colors. I remember being at Albert Hill Middle School going into an actual voting machine to do exactly as described. Frank Butts picked the logo for the helmets because he was a Steelers fan. The letters JHW appear in a cluster of 3 diamonds like that on the Steelers helmet.Bo was the JHW assistant under Bob Booker during the 79-85 complex era .... the other assistant was Jay Johnson .... when the complex system ended, Booker became coach at Wythe, Jones at Huguenot and Johnson at TJ. For those few unaware, the other City complex schools were Armstrong-Kennedy Jaguars and Marshall-Walker Cavaliers. JHW was called Trojans because football coach Frank Butts was a Virginia State University Trojans' football alumnus. Frank was very influential.
What’s a “poor fat white guy on a horse”.....a chevette?At Marshall-Walker, coach Richard McFee tried (in vain) to have the name of Rattlers (after Florida A&M). Some within JM felt a Cavalier was a "rich fat white guy on a horse," and it didn't seem to fit. Jaguars was a good cat name for AK since Armstrong was the Wildcats and Kennedy the Kougars.