SAN ANTONIO, Texas - High school football rivalries can get pretty intense, just ask the employees at a San Antonio fast food restaurant. They know all too well after having to clean up what can only be described as a food fight for the ages.
Last Saturday, students from O'Connor and Brandeis high schools both descended on a local Whataburger restaurant after a hotly contested and controversial game. While the teens were enjoying their burgers, fries and drinks, someone decided to add a new, messy chapter to the schools' rivalry.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, an intense 30-second food fight broke out between dozens of students and quickly turned the restaurant into an absolute mess. Video of the craziness has been posted online and shows food and drinks flying in every direction as nearly the entire restaurant joins in on the melee.
Luckily for the food fight participants, the fast food chain does not plan on pressing charges, “Clearly the rivalry between select students from these two high schools got out of hand ... that required our team to close the dining area for 30 minutes to clean up the mess,” the company said in a statement.
School district officials are investigating, but say available videos of the fight do not provide enough clear evidence to single out any one person for discipline.
The football game the students were coming back from was equally chaotic. According to KENS-TV in San Antonio, Brandeis came away with a stunning win over O'Connor. O'Connor had taken a 10-9 lead on a field goal with eight seconds to go. But on what should have been the last play of the game, Brandeis was able to move the ball onto O'Connor's side of the field through several laterals in a last ditch attempt to score.
Brandeis' offense was stopped short of the goal line, but because several O'Connor players had left the sideline to celebrate before the play was actually over, a penalty was called. The additional yards gave Brandeis' kicker just enough additional yards to attempt -- and make -- a winning field goal with no time left. See even more irresistible stories.