Nearly a dozen students were cited for alcohol violations Friday at the first Rock Hill High School football game this season, according to Rock Hill Police.
Officers were investigating underage drinking in a parking area at the Rock Hill School District 3 stadium Friday, according to a police report released Monday morning. They approached a Clemson tent and saw coolers containing various types of liquor bottles, multiple cups containing alcoholic beverages and “many” standing around the tent.
A 17-year-old claimed possession of some of the liquor bottles, police said. All the teens were given the option of giving a breath test or “being honest about consuming alcohol.” Ten other teens smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking underage.
The 11 students – who were all ages 16 or 17 – were issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol and released to the school administration, which contacted their parents. None of the students were allowed to enter the stadium.
“The students have been disciplined,” said Mychal Frost, a school district spokesman. “Exactly what they are or are not allowed to do is something I cannot discuss.”
Rock Hill lost their home opener to Blythewood 27-13.