April 17, 2011 — BATON ROUGE (NBC33) - U High students hosted a "Quidditch" championship Sunday.
The spectators at LSU weren't there to watch baseball or football, but Quidditch, a game derived from the popular Harry Potter books.
Players ran and scrapped against each other to put a ball called a quaffle through one of three hoops.
They also chased a person designated as the "snitch", if anyone caught this person, they automatically won.
Club organizers say, it's a great way to get kids off the couch, and in the game.
"We discovered that lots and lots of people wanted to do it, because they're like oh my God, Harry potter, Quidditch, we all love it." said Quidditch Captain Samantha Prath
"They're usually surprised at how intense it is and how serious it can be. And most people think it's going to be a joke when they show up and then they get tackled and they're like, "What is this?" What's going on?" said Quidditch Club President Anne Wheeler