STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA — Everyone gathered on this field has read the books.
“Read all the books and seen all the movies,” adds Quidditch captain Hayden Applebee.
Of course it’s not the game of Quidditch imagined by author J.K. Rowling or brought to life on the big screen.
This Quidditch has been converted into a real sport that earth-bound muggles can play too.
Applebee says, “As much as we can because, obviously, Muggles can’t fly. We’re hoping for hover brooms soon.”
Hayden started playing a couple of years ago for the Oklahoma State University club team.
He’s what’s known as a ‘snitch runner’ He carries the golden snitch in a sock tucked into the waistband of his shorts.
“It’s a very new sport that’s a mix of a lot of different sports,” he explains.