In a scene that must have recalled the one in which Ohio University's mascot beat up on Ohio State's Brutus last month, a 17-year-old student from Crescent High School in Iva, S.C., attacked a rival school's mascot at a volleyball game.
According to the Independent Mail of Anderson, S.C., Kenneth Mitchell has been charged with assault in an Oct. 19 incident at a regional volleyball match between Crescent and Liberty High School at Greenville's Carolina High. Mitchell, a Crescent football player, tackled Edward Chapman, who was wearing Liberty's mascot costume that night. "He made a mistake," Chad McBride, a spokesperson for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, told the paper.
Crescent officials are treating the incident as a "student issue" and have declined to discuss further details. It is not known if Mitchell was suspended or if he will play in Friday night's football game.