High School Mascot Altercation Leads to Brief Scuffle Between Students

Students attending a high school basketball game between Madison High School and Highland Tuesday night got testy after some harmless shoves between both team’s mascots ignited both sides.
According to the Idaho State Journal, Highland’s mascot attempted to distract Madison students during their pregame chants, which led to the mini-throwdown:

As Madison’s students were taking part in their traditional dance routine on their side of the court, the Highland mascot approached the Madison area and started distracting the fans and Madison’s mascot.
The Madison mascot gave a gentle shove to the Highland mascot and the Highland mascot shoved him back. This prompted several Madison students to leave the bleachers and enter the court. One of the Madison students then shoved the Highland mascot to the ground. This prompted Highland students to spill onto the court and a brief skirmish between students from the two schools ensued.

You can watch it all unfold in the video below:


[H/t to Deadspin]

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